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1999 SO5 Asteroid

SO5 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 2086 Apr 6 when it will get to within 0.0191 A.U. Its orbit takes 1.13 years to travel round the Sun.

The absolute magnitude of the object is 21 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 1.085, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The approximate diameter of SO5 is 270 in km.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which SO5 orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 13.4 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.065, it is the degree at which SO5 orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

SO5 Facts


TypeAsteroid
Date of Closest Approach2086 Apr 6
Distance on Closest Approach0.0191 A.U.
Orbital Period1.13
Absolute Magnitude21
Semi-Major Axis1.085
Approx. Diameter270
Orbital Inclination13.4
Orbital Eccentricity0.065




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