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() 2002 EV Asteroid

2002 EV 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. It has an alternative name which is 2002 EV.

2002 EV was discovered on 2002-03-05 by LINEAR.

The absolute magnitude of the object is 23.2 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 Aphelion of the object is 3.885 A.U. which is the point in the orbit that is furthest from the object that it is orbit. At this point, it will then return back to the orbit target. The Perihelion of the object is 1.028 A.U. which is the point in the orbit that is closest to the object that it is orbit around. The Longitude of Ascending Node of the object is 156.3 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 353.5. 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 166.0, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.456, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 2002 EV orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 10.4 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.582, it is the degree at which 2002 EV orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

2002 EV Facts


TypeAsteroid
Alternative Name2002 EV
Asteroid TypeAmor
Date of Discovery2002-03-05
DiscovererLINEAR
Absolute Magnitude23.2
Aphelion (Furthest)3.885 A.U.
Perihelion (Nearest)1.028 A.U.
Longitude Of Ascending Node156.3
Argument of Perihelion353.5
Mean Anomoly166.0
Semi-Major Axis2.456
Orbital Inclination10.4
Orbital Eccentricity0.582


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