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2002 CB19 Asteroid

CB19 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 2038 Feb 25 when it will get to within 0.0262 A.U. Its orbit takes 1.46 years to travel round the Sun.

The absolute magnitude of the object is 24.8 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 1.284, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The approximate diameter of CB19 is 50 km.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which CB19 orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 17.1 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.452, it is the degree at which CB19 orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

CB19 Facts

Date of Closest Approach2038 Feb 25
Distance on Closest Approach0.0262 A.U.
Orbital Period1.46
Absolute Magnitude24.8
Semi-Major Axis1.284
Approx. Diameter50
Orbital Inclination17.1
Orbital Eccentricity0.452

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