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(11979) 1995 SS5 Asteroid

1995 SS5 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 15.1 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 207.49885 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 91.57133. 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 344.03055, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.5599667, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 1995 SS5 orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 13.37509 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.1697169, it is the degree at which 1995 SS5 orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

1995 SS5 Facts


TypeAsteroid
Absolute Magnitude15.1
Longitude Of Ascending Node207.49885
Argument of Perihelion91.57133
Mean Anomoly344.03055
Semi-Major Axis 2.5599667
Orbital Inclination (degrees)13.37509
Orbital Eccentricity0.1697169
Source(s)https://minorplanetcenter.net/


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