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1620 Geographos Asteroid

Geographos 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 0.004. A close approach will occur on 2051 Aug 23 when it will get to within 0.0479 A.U. Its orbit takes 1.39 years to travel round the Sun. Its takes 5.222 hours to do a full rotation period.

The absolute magnitude of the object is 15.6 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 1.246, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The approximate diameter of Geographos is 2000 in km. The mass of the object is calculated at being 0.004 kg (10^15).

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Geographos orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 13.4 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.3356, it is the degree at which Geographos orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Geographos Facts


TypeAsteroid
Mass0.004
Date of Closest Approach2051 Aug 23
Distance on Closest Approach0.0479 A.U.
Orbital Period1.39
Rotation Period5.222 hours
Absolute Magnitude15.6
Semi-Major Axis1.246
Approx. Diameter2000
Mass0.004 kg (10^15)
Orbital Inclination13.4
Orbital Eccentricity0.3356




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