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(4953) 1990 MU Asteroid

1990 MU is an asteroid, a large rock that orbits the Sun mainly between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. They tend to be an irregular shaped but Ceres asteroid is known to be spherical in shape but because it doesn't clear its path round the Sun, it is only a dwarf planet.

The absolute magnitude of the object is 14.1 which is the brightness of the object. A higher absolute magnitude means that the object is faint whereas a very low number means it is very bright.

The Longitude of Ascending Node of the object is 77.7 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 77.8. It is the angle along the orbit of a planet or other Solar System object as measured from the ascending node (analogous to right ascension and longitude) Ref:Hawaii.

The mean anomoly is 50.2, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 1.621, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 1990 MU orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 24.4 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.657, it is the degree at which 1990 MU orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

1990 MU Facts


TypeAsteroid
Asteroid TypeApollo
Absolute Magnitude14.1
Longitude Of Ascending Node77.7
Argument of Perihelion77.8
Mean Anomoly50.2
Semi-Major Axis1.621
Orbital Inclination (degrees)24.4
Orbital Eccentricity0.657
Source(s)https://minorplanetcenter.net/


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