33 relations: Apollo asteroid, Arecibo Observatory, Asteroid, Astronomical unit, Degree (angle), Earth, Goldstone Solar System Radar, Hour, Imaging radar, James V. Scotti, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Julian day, Julian year (astronomy), Kitt Peak National Observatory, List of Earth-crossing minor planets, List of exceptional asteroids, List of named minor planets (alphabetical), Lunar distance (astronomy), Minor planet, Minor Planet Center, Minor planet designation, Minor-planet moon, NASA, Near-Earth object, Pasadena, California, Potentially hazardous object, Puerto Rico, S-type asteroid, Spacewatch, 2004 FH, 3122 Florence, 433 Eros, 87 Sylvia.
The Apollo asteroids are a group of near-Earth asteroids named after 1862 Apollo, discovered by German astronomer Karl Reinmuth in the 1930s.
The Arecibo Observatory is a radio telescope in the municipality of Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
Asteroids are minor planets, especially those of the inner Solar System.
The astronomical unit (symbol: au, ua, or AU) is a unit of length, roughly the distance from Earth to the Sun.
A degree (in full, a degree of arc, arc degree, or arcdegree), usually denoted by ° (the degree symbol), is a measurement of a plane angle, defined so that a full rotation is 360 degrees.
Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object known to harbor life.
The Goldstone Solar System Radar, or GSSR, is a large radar system used for investigating objects in the Solar system.
An hour (symbol: h; also abbreviated hr.) is a unit of time conventionally reckoned as of a day and scientifically reckoned as 3,599–3,601 seconds, depending on conditions.
Imaging radar is an application of radar which is used to create two-dimensional images, typically of landscapes.
James Vernon Scotti (born 1960) is an American astronomer.
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is a federally funded research and development center and NASA field center in Pasadena, California, United States, with large portions of the campus in La Cañada Flintridge, California.
Julian day is the continuous count of days since the beginning of the Julian Period and is used primarily by astronomers.
In astronomy, a Julian year (symbol: a) is a unit of measurement of time defined as exactly 365.25 days of SI seconds each.
The Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO) is a United States astronomical observatory located on Kitt Peak of the Quinlan Mountains in the Arizona-Sonoran Desert on the Tohono O'odham Nation, west-southwest of Tucson, Arizona.
An Earth-crosser is a near-Earth asteroid whose orbit crosses that of Earth as observed from the ecliptic pole of Earth's orbit.
The following is a collection of lists of exceptional asteroids in the Solar System.
This is a list of named minor planets in an alphabetical, case-insensitive order.
Lunar distance (LD or \Delta_), also called Earth–Moon distance, Earth–Moon characteristic distance, or distance to the Moon, is a unit of measure in astronomy.
A minor planet is an astronomical object in direct orbit around the Sun (or more broadly, any star with a planetary system) that is neither a planet nor exclusively classified as a comet.
The Minor Planet Center (MPC) is the official worldwide organization in charge of collecting observational data for minor planets (such as asteroids and comets), calculating their orbits and publishing this information via the Minor Planet Circulars.
A formal minor planet designation is, in its final form, a number–name combination given to a minor planet (asteroid, centaur, trans-Neptunian object and dwarf planet but not comet).
A minor-planet moon is an astronomical object that orbits a minor planet as its natural satellite.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.
A near-Earth object (NEO) is any small Solar System body whose orbit can bring it into proximity with Earth.
Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, located 10 miles (16 kilometers) northeast of Downtown Los Angeles.
A potentially hazardous object (PHO) is a near-Earth object – either an asteroid or a comet – with an orbit that can make exceptionally close approaches to the Earth and large enough to cause significant regional damage in the event of impact.
Puerto Rico (Spanish for "Rich Port"), officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, "Free Associated State of Puerto Rico") and briefly called Porto Rico, is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the northeast Caribbean Sea.
S-type asteroids are asteroids with a spectral type that is indicative of a silicaceous (i.e. stony) mineralogical composition, hence the name.
The Spacewatch project is an astronomical survey that specializes in the study of minor planets, including various types of asteroids and comets at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Arizona, in the United States.
2004 FH is a micro-asteroid and near-Earth object of the Aten group, approximately 30 meters in diameter, that passed just above the Earth's surface on 18 March 2004, at 22:08 UTC.
3122 Florence is a stony trinary asteroid of the Amor group.
433 Eros, provisional designation, is a stony and elongated asteroid of the Amor group and the first discovered and second-largest near-Earth object with a mean-diameter of approximately 16.8 kilometers.
87 Sylvia is the 8th-largest asteroid in the asteroid belt.