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(65407) 2002 RP120

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Discovery date  4 September 2002
Aphelion  107.08 AU (16.019 Tm)
Discovered  4 September 2002
Orbits  Sun
Discovery site  Anderson Mesa Station
Observation arc  1225 days (3.35 yr)
Perihelion  2.4759 AU (370.39 Gm)
Inclination  119°
Discoverer  Brian A. Skiff
Asteroid group  Damocloid
Discovered by  Brian A. Skiff (LONEOS)
Minor planet category  Damocloid Scattered disk object
Similar  S/2000 (1998 WW31) 1, 2008 ST291, (84922) 2003 VS2, (119951) 2002 KX14, 53311 Deucalion

65407 2002 rp120


(65407) 2002 RP120 (also written (65407) 2002 RP120) is a damocloid, which means it is also a member of a small group of retrograde minor planets. Aside from being a damocloid, it is also a scattered-disc object – a trans-Neptunian object with a very eccentric orbit, probably ejected from the ecliptic by Neptune.

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(65407) 2002 RP120 Wikipedia


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