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(494658) 2000 UG11 Asteroid

2000 UG11 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 2083 Nov 9 when it will get to within 0.018 A.U. Its orbit takes 2.67 years to travel round the Sun.

The absolute magnitude of the object is 20.4 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 albedo of the object is 1. The Albedo is the amount of radiation that is reflected back into space by the object.

The Longitude of Ascending Node of the object is 224.17049 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 240.5544. It is the angle along the orbit of a planet or other Solar System object as measured from the ascending node (analogous to right ascension and longitude) Ref:Hawaii.

The mean anomoly is 306.75578, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 1.9280008, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 2000 UG11 orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 8.92398 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.5729651, it is the degree at which 2000 UG11 orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

2000 UG11 Facts

Asteroid TypeApollo
Date of Closest Approach2083 Nov 9
Distance on Closest Approach0.018 A.U.
Orbital Period2.67
Absolute Magnitude20.4
Longitude Of Ascending Node224.17049
Argument of Perihelion240.5544
Mean Anomoly306.75578
Semi-Major Axis 1.9280008
Orbital Inclination (degrees)8.92398
Orbital Eccentricity0.5729651

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