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1862 Apollo Asteroid

Apollo 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. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 0.002. A close approach will occur on 2046 Nov 13 when it will get to within 0.0353 A.U. Its orbit takes 1.81 years to travel round the Sun. Its takes 3.063 hours to do a full rotation period.

The absolute magnitude of the object is 16.3 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 1.471, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The approximate diameter of Apollo is 1600 km. The mass of the object is calculated at being 0.002 kg (10^15).

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Apollo orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 6.36 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.56, it is the degree at which Apollo orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Apollo Facts

Date of Closest Approach2046 Nov 13
Distance on Closest Approach0.0353 A.U.
Orbital Period1.81
Rotation Period3.063 hours
Absolute Magnitude16.3
Semi-Major Axis1.471
Approx. Diameter1600
Mass0.002 kg (10^15)
Orbital Inclination6.36
Orbital Eccentricity0.56

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