Get it on Google Play
New! Download Unionpedia on your Android™ device!
Faster access than browser!

(177049) 2003 EE16

+ Save concept

, provisionally known as 2003 EE16, is an Apollo near-Earth asteroid and potentially hazardous object. [1]

23 relations: Apollo asteroid, Apparent magnitude, Curve fitting, Degree (angle), Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Julian day, Julian year (astronomy), Kitt Peak National Observatory, Lunar distance (astronomy), Minimum orbit intersection distance, Minor Planet Center, Naked eye, NASA, Near-Earth object, Observation arc, Potentially hazardous object, Provisional designation in astronomy, Reflecting telescope, Sentry (monitoring system), Spacewatch, Torino scale, Very Large Telescope, 2014 AA.

Apollo asteroid

The Apollo asteroids are a group of near-Earth asteroids named after 1862 Apollo, discovered by German astronomer Karl Reinmuth in the 1930s.

New!!: (177049) 2003 EE16 and Apollo asteroid · See more »

Apparent magnitude

The apparent magnitude of a celestial object is a number that is a measure of its brightness as seen by an observer on Earth.

New!!: (177049) 2003 EE16 and Apparent magnitude · See more »

Curve fitting

Curve fitting is the process of constructing a curve, or mathematical function, that has the best fit to a series of data points, possibly subject to constraints.

New!!: (177049) 2003 EE16 and Curve fitting · See more »

Degree (angle)

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.

New!!: (177049) 2003 EE16 and Degree (angle) · See more »

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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.

New!!: (177049) 2003 EE16 and Jet Propulsion Laboratory · See more »

Julian day

Julian day is the continuous count of days since the beginning of the Julian Period and is used primarily by astronomers.

New!!: (177049) 2003 EE16 and Julian day · See more »

Julian year (astronomy)

In astronomy, a Julian year (symbol: a) is a unit of measurement of time defined as exactly 365.25 days of SI seconds each.

New!!: (177049) 2003 EE16 and Julian year (astronomy) · See more »

Kitt Peak National Observatory

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.

New!!: (177049) 2003 EE16 and Kitt Peak National Observatory · See more »

Lunar distance (astronomy)

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.

New!!: (177049) 2003 EE16 and Lunar distance (astronomy) · See more »

Minimum orbit intersection distance

Minimum orbit intersection distance (MOID) is a measure used in astronomy to assess potential close approaches and collision risks between astronomical objects.

New!!: (177049) 2003 EE16 and Minimum orbit intersection distance · See more »

Minor Planet Center

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.

New!!: (177049) 2003 EE16 and Minor Planet Center · See more »

Naked eye

Naked eye, also called bare eye or unaided eye, is the practice of engaging in visual perception unaided by a magnifying or light-collecting optical instrument, such as a telescope or microscope.

New!!: (177049) 2003 EE16 and Naked eye · See more »


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.

New!!: (177049) 2003 EE16 and NASA · See more »

Near-Earth object

A near-Earth object (NEO) is any small Solar System body whose orbit can bring it into proximity with Earth.

New!!: (177049) 2003 EE16 and Near-Earth object · See more »

Observation arc

In observational astronomy, an observation arc (or arc length) is the time period between the first and most recent (last) observation, tracing the body's path.

New!!: (177049) 2003 EE16 and Observation arc · See more »

Potentially hazardous object

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.

New!!: (177049) 2003 EE16 and Potentially hazardous object · See more »

Provisional designation in astronomy

Provisional designation in astronomy is the naming convention applied to astronomical objects immediately following their discovery.

New!!: (177049) 2003 EE16 and Provisional designation in astronomy · See more »

Reflecting telescope

A reflecting telescope (also called a reflector) is a telescope that uses a single or a combination of curved mirrors that reflect light and form an image.

New!!: (177049) 2003 EE16 and Reflecting telescope · See more »

Sentry (monitoring system)

Since 2002, Sentry has been a highly automated collision monitoring system that continually scans the most current asteroid catalog for possibilities of future impact with Earth over the next 100+ years.

New!!: (177049) 2003 EE16 and Sentry (monitoring system) · See more »


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.

New!!: (177049) 2003 EE16 and Spacewatch · See more »

Torino scale

The Torino Scale is a method for categorizing the impact hazard associated with near-Earth objects (NEOs) such as asteroids and comets.

New!!: (177049) 2003 EE16 and Torino scale · See more »

Very Large Telescope

The Very Large Telescope (VLT) is a telescope facility operated by the European Southern Observatory on Cerro Paranal in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile.

New!!: (177049) 2003 EE16 and Very Large Telescope · See more »

2014 AA

2014 AA was a small Apollo near-Earth asteroid roughly 2–4 meters in diameter that struck Earth on 2 January 2014.

New!!: (177049) 2003 EE16 and 2014 AA · See more »


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/(177049)_2003_EE16

Hey! We are on Facebook now! »