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(53550) 2000 BF19

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Orbital period  668 days
Absolute magnitude  19.1
Discoverer  Spacewatch
Discovered  28 January 2000
Asteroid group  Apollo asteroid
Discovery site  Kitt Peak National Observatory
Similar  (35396) 1997 XF11, (137108) 1999 AN10, 3200 Phaethon, (89959) 2002 NT7, 4179 Toutatis


The Earth-crossing asteroid (53550) 2000 BF19 was discovered on 28 January 2000. Its diameter is between 300 and 700 m. It will pass close to Earth in 2022, seven years before (99942) Apophis; the risk of collision is minimal, but it is still considered a potentially hazardous asteroid.

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(53550) 2000 BF19 Wikipedia


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