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2001 WM15 Asteroid

WM15 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 2001 Nov 29 when it will get to within 0.0049 A.U. Its orbit takes 2.54 years to travel round the Sun.

The absolute magnitude of the object is 25 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 1.862, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The approximate diameter of WM15 is 45 in km.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which WM15 orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 5.3 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.593, it is the degree at which WM15 orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

WM15 Facts


TypeAsteroid
Date of Closest Approach2001 Nov 29
Distance on Closest Approach0.0049 A.U.
Orbital Period2.54
Absolute Magnitude25
Semi-Major Axis1.862
Approx. Diameter45
Orbital Inclination5.3
Orbital Eccentricity0.593

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