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1999 AN10 Asteroid

AN10 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. A close approach will occur on 2027 Aug 7 when it will get to within 0.0026 A.U. Its orbit takes 1.76 years to travel round the Sun.

The absolute magnitude of the object is 18 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 Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 1.459, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The approximate diameter of AN10 is 1100 km.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which AN10 orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 39.9 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.562, it is the degree at which AN10 orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

AN10 Facts

Date of Closest Approach2027 Aug 7
Distance on Closest Approach0.0026 A.U.
Orbital Period1.76
Absolute Magnitude18
Semi-Major Axis1.459
Approx. Diameter1100
Orbital Inclination39.9
Orbital Eccentricity0.562

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