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4954 Eric

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Discovery date  23 September 1990
Alternative names  MPO 328722
Aphelion  2.8993 AU (433.73 Gm)
Rotation period  12 hours
Discoverer  Brian P. Roman
Asteroid group  Amor asteroid
MPC designation  1990 SQ
Observation arc  14681 days (40.19 yr)
Discovered  23 September 1990
Orbits  Sun
Discovery site  Palomar Observatory
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Perihelion  1.10393 AU (165.146 Gm)
Similar  1980 Tezcatlipoca, Solar System, 1627 Ivar, Sun, 3552 Don Quixote

4954 Eric (or 1990 SQ) is an Amor asteroid with a diameter of 10.8 km that was discovered by American astronomer Brian P. Roman on 1990 September 23. It was named after its discoverer's son, Eric Roman. The asteroid has a rotation period of 12.05 hours.

It is the largest near-Earth asteroid discovered since 3552 Don Quixote in 1983. On 2007 October 11 the asteroid passed 0.2865 AU (42,860,000 km; 26,630,000 mi) from Earth. It currently makes closer approaches to Mars than it does Earth.

Other large near-Earth asteroids include: 1036 Ganymed (32 km), 3552 Don Quixote (19 km), 433 Eros (17 km), and 1866 Sisyphus (8.5 km).

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4954 Eric Wikipedia


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