|Discovery date 25 June 1979|
Alternative names 1988 CX
Observation arc 22276 days (60.99 yr)
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
|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".