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2012 YQ1

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Discovery date
  
2012 Dec 19

Discovered
  
19 December 2012

Argument of perihelion
  
42.09537°

Earth moid
  
0.8 cm

Minor planet category
  
Apollo NEO,PHA

Inclination
  
5.15193°

Mean anomaly
  
12.74578°

Asteroid group
  
Apollo asteroid

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Discovered by
  
Andrey Oreshko and Timur Kryachko

Discovery site
  
"Elena" Telescope (Chilean Atacama desert)

Aphelion
  
3.11880 AU (466.566 Gm)

Semi-major axis
  
1.99398 AU (298.295 Gm)

Similar
  
2013 YP139, 2013 TV135, Nova Centauri 2013, (285263) 1998 QE2, Kepler‑37b

2012 yq1 asteroid hits russia 15 february 2013


2012 YQ1 is an Apollo near-Earth asteroid discovered on 19 December 2012 by astronomers Andrey Oreshko and Timur Kryachko using an "Elena" Telescope located in the Chilean Atacama desert. With a 4-day observation arc, the asteroid had a 1 in 3 million chance of impacting in 2106. With a 10-day observation arc, the asteroid had a 1 in 10 million chance of impacting in 2106. On 5 January 2013, the asteroid passed 0.10 AU (15,000,000 km; 9,300,000 mi) from Earth. It was removed from the Sentry Risk Table on 8 January 2013. It has an observation arc of 32 days and an orbital uncertainty of 7. Since the asteroid has a poorly known orbit, the cone of uncertainty quickly multiplies as a result of perturbations by the inner planets and prevents precise/reliable ephemeris data. Eliminating an entry on the Sentry Risk Table is a negative prediction; a prediction of where it will NOT be.

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In 2013, an article, originally posted on The Voice of Russia had a poorly researched headline stating "We have 93 years left till the next End of the World". This story was reposted on Space Daily, but then astronomer Phil Plait clarified that it was "a fascinating mix of fact and error. A lot of what it says is accurate, but the most important claim—that an asteroid will impact Earth in 2106—is simply wrong."

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