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(9918) 1979 MK3

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Discovery date
  
25 June 1979

Alternative names
  
1988 CX

Observation arc
  
22276 days (60.99 yr)

Orbits
  
Sun

Discovery site
  
Siding Spring Observatory

MPC designation
  
(9918) 1979 MK3

Minor planet category
  
Main Belt asteroid

Discovered
  
25 June 1979

Asteroid family
  
Hygiea family

Asteroid group
  
Asteroid belt

(9918) 1979 MK3

Discovered by
  
E. F. Helin & S. J. Bus

Discoverers
  
Schelte J. Bus, Eleanor F. Helin

Similar
  
4015 Wilson–Harrington, Sun, 52 Europa, 10 Hygiea


(9918) 1979 MK3 is a main belt asteroid. It orbits the Sun once every 5.47 years. It is associated with the Hygiea family of asteroids.

Discovered on June 25, 1979, by Eleanor Helin and Schelte Bus at the Siding Spring Observatory, it was given the provisional designation "1979 MK3".

References

(9918) 1979 MK3 Wikipedia