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(95625) 2002 GX32

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Discovery date  8 April 2002
Minor planet category  SDO 3:7 resonance
Aphelion  73.624 AU (11.0140 Tm)
Discovered  8 April 2002
People also search for  (131696) 2001 XT254
MPC designation  (95625) 2002 GX32
Observation arc  1478 days (4.05 yr)
Orbital period  387 years
Orbits  Sun
(95625) 2002 GX32
Discovered by  M. W. Buie, A. B. Jordan, J. L. Elliot
Discovery site  Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory
Minor planet category  Resonant trans-Neptunian object
Discoverers  James L. Elliot, Amy B. Jordan, Marc William Buie

(95625) 2002 GX32, also written as (95625) 2002 GX32, is a trans-Neptunian object that resides in the Kuiper belt. It has a 3:7 resonance with Neptune. It was discovered on April 8, 2002 by Marc W. Buie, Amy B. Jordan, and James L. Elliot.

It came to perihelion in 1997.

Assuming a generic TNO albedo of 0.09, it is about 153 km in diameter.

Resonance

Simulations by Emel’yanenko and Kiseleva in 2007 show that (95625) 2002 GX32 has a 99% probability of librating in a 3:7 resonance with Neptune.

The Neptune 3:7 mean-motion resonance keeps it more than 11 AU from Neptune over a 14000-year period.

It has been observed 21 times over 4 oppositions and has an orbit quality code of 3.

References

(95625) 2002 GX32 Wikipedia


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