73 relations: Albert George Wilson, Alinda asteroid, Amor asteroid, Astronomical unit, Aten asteroid, Atira asteroid, Carl A. Wirtanen, Carolyn S. Shoemaker, Catalina Sky Survey, Charles T. Kowal, Chelyabinsk meteor, Christian Pollas, Cuno Hoffmeister, Eleanor F. Helin, Eric Walter Elst, Eugène Joseph Delporte, Eugene Merle Shoemaker, Flying glass, Henry E. Holt, IRAS, James Whitney Young, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, John K. Davies, Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth, Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research, List of Apollo asteroid records, List of Earth-crossing minor planets, Lowell Observatory Near-Earth-Object Search, Minor Planet Center, Minor planet designation, Mount Lemmon Survey, Near-Earth object, Norman G. Thomas, Opposition (planets), Orbit, Orbital eccentricity, OSIRIS-REx, Paul Wild (Swiss astronomer), Perihelion and aphelion, Potentially hazardous object, Rudolph Minkowski, Semi-major and semi-minor axes, Simon F. Green, Spacewatch, Vladimir Shkodrov, Walter Baade, (136617) 1994 CC, (29075) 1950 DA, 101955 Bennu, 14827 Hypnos, ..., 1566 Icarus, 1620 Geographos, 162173 Ryugu, 1685 Toro, 1862 Apollo, 1866 Sisyphus, 2011 MD, 2063 Bacchus, 2101 Adonis, 25143 Itokawa, 3200 Phaethon, 4015 Wilson–Harrington, 4179 Toutatis, 4183 Cuno, 4197 Morpheus, 4486 Mithra, 4581 Asclepius, 4660 Nereus, 4769 Castalia, 54509 YORP, 6489 Golevka, 65803 Didymos, 69230 Hermes. Expand index (23 more) » « Shrink index
Albert George Wilson (July 28, 1918 – August 27, 2012) was an American astronomer and a discoverer of minor planets.
The Alinda asteroids are a dynamical group of asteroids with a semi-major axis of about 2.5 AU and an orbital eccentricity approximately between 0.4 and 0.65.
The Amor asteroids are a group of near-Earth asteroids named after the asteroid 1221 Amor.
The astronomical unit (symbol: au, ua, or AU) is a unit of length, roughly the distance from Earth to the Sun.
The Aten asteroids are a dynamical group of asteroids whose orbits bring them into proximity with Earth.
Atira asteroids or Apohele asteroids, also known as Interior-Earth Objects (IEOs), are asteroids, whose orbits are entirely confined within Earth's orbit, that is, their orbit has an aphelion (farthest point from the Sun) smaller than Earth's perihelion (nearest point to the Sun), which is 0.983 astronomical units (AU).
Carl Alvar Wirtanen (November 11, 1910, Kenosha, Wisconsin – March 7, 1990 Santa Cruz, California) was an American astronomer and discoverer of comets and minor planets who worked at Lick Observatory.
Carolyn Jean Spellmann Shoemaker (born June 24, 1929) is an American astronomer and is a co-discoverer of Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9.
Catalina Sky Survey (CSS; obs. code: 703) is an astronomical survey to discover comets and asteroids.
Charles Thomas Kowal (November 8, 1940 – November 28, 2011) was an American astronomer known for his observations and discoveries in the Solar System.
The Chelyabinsk meteor was a superbolide caused by an approximately 20-metre near-Earth asteroid that entered Earth's atmosphere over Russia on 15 February 2013 at about 09:20 YEKT (03:20 UTC), with a speed of 19.16 ± 0.15 kilometres per second (60,000–69,000 km/h or 40,000–42,900 mph).
Christian Pollas (b. 1947) is a French astronomer an discoverer of minor planets and observer of Supernovae.
Cuno Hoffmeister (2 February 1892 – 2 January 1968) was a German astronomer, observer and discoverer of variable stars, comets and minor planets, and founder of Sonneberg Observatory.
Eleanor Francis "Glo" Helin (née Francis, 19 November 1932 – 25 January 2009) was an American astronomer.
Eric Walter Elst (born 1936) is a Belgian astronomer at the Observatory at the Royal Observatory of Belgium in Uccle and a prolific discoverer of asteroids.
Eugène Joseph Delporte (10 January 1882 – 19 October 1955) was a Belgian astronomer born in Genappe.
Eugene Merle Shoemaker (April 28, 1928 – July 18, 1997), also known as Gene Shoemaker, was an American geologist and one of the founders of the field of planetary science.
Flying glass refers to pieces of broken glass (typically from a window) which become sharp missiles projected by the force which broke the glass, along with any strain energy due to tempering.
Henry E. Holt (born 1929) is an American astronomer and prolific discoverer of minor planets and comets, who has worked as a planetary geologist at the United States Geological Survey and Northern Arizona University.
The Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) was the first-ever space telescope to perform a survey of the entire night sky at infrared wavelengths.
James Whitney Young (born January 24, 1941) is an American astronomer who worked in the field of asteroid research.
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.
John Keith Davies (b. 1955 Liverpool, England) is a British astronomer.
Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth (April 4, 1892 in Heidelberg – May 6, 1979 in Heidelberg) was a German astronomer and a prolific discoverer of 395 minor planets.
The Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) project is a collaboration of the United States Air Force, NASA, and the MIT's Lincoln Laboratory for the systematic detection and tracking of near-Earth objects.
The following is a list of current records for Apollo asteroids.
An Earth-crosser is a near-Earth asteroid whose orbit crosses that of Earth as observed from the ecliptic pole of Earth's orbit.
Lowell Observatory Near-Earth-Object Search (LONEOS) was a project designed to discover asteroids and comets that orbit near the Earth.
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).
Mount Lemmon Survey (MLS) is a part of the Catalina Sky Survey with observatory code G96.
A near-Earth object (NEO) is any small Solar System body whose orbit can bring it into proximity with Earth.
Norman Gene Thomas (born 1930) is an American astronomer and discoverer of minor planets.
In positional astronomy, two astronomical objects are said to be in opposition when they are on opposite sides of the celestial sphere, as observed from a given body (usually Earth).
In physics, an orbit is the gravitationally curved trajectory of an object, such as the trajectory of a planet around a star or a natural satellite around a planet.
The orbital eccentricity of an astronomical object is a parameter that determines the amount by which its orbit around another body deviates from a perfect circle.
The OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer) is a NASA asteroid study and sample-return mission.
Paul Wild (5 October 1925 – 2 July 2014) was a Swiss astronomer and director of the Astronomical Institute of the University of Bern, who discovered numerous comets, asteroids and supernovae.
The perihelion of any orbit of a celestial body about the Sun is the point where the body comes nearest to the Sun.
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.
Rudolph Minkowski (born Rudolf Leo Bernhard Minkowski;; May 28, 1895 – January 4, 1976) was a German-American astronomer.
In geometry, the major axis of an ellipse is its longest diameter: a line segment that runs through the center and both foci, with ends at the widest points of the perimeter.
Simon F. Green is an astronomer.
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.
Vladimir Georgiev Shkodrov (Владимир Георгиев Шкодров; 10 February 1930 – 31 August 2010) was a Bulgarian astronomer and professor at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
Wilhelm Heinrich Walter Baade (March 24, 1893 – June 25, 1960) was a German astronomer who worked in the United States from 1931 to 1959.
is a sub-kilometer trinary asteroid, classified as near-Earth object and potentially hazardous asteroid of the Apollo group.
is an asteroid, classified as a near-Earth object and potentially hazardous asteroid of the Apollo group, approximately in diameter.
101955 Bennu (provisional designation) is a carbonaceous asteroid in the Apollo group discovered by the LINEAR Project on September 11, 1999.
14827 Hypnos, provisional designation, is a highly eccentric, sub-kilometer-sized carbonaceous asteroid that is thought to be an extinct comet.
1566 Icarus, provisional designation, is an extremely eccentric asteroid, approximately 1.4 kilometers in diameter.
1620 Geographos, provisional designation, is a highly elongated, stony asteroid, near-Earth object and potentially hazardous asteroid of the Apollo group, with a mean-diameter of approximately 2.5 kilometers.
162173 Ryugu, provisional designation, is a near-Earth object and a potentially hazardous asteroid of the Apollo group.
1685 Toro, provisional designation, is an eccentric stony asteroid and near-Earth object of the Apollo group, approximately 4 kilometers in diameter.
1862 Apollo is a stony asteroid, approximately 1.5 kilometers in diameter, classified as a near-Earth object (NEO).
1866 Sisyphus, provisional designation, is a binary stony asteroid, near-Earth object and the largest member of the Apollo group, approximately 7 kilometers in diameter.
2011 MD is a bright micro-asteroid, classified as near-Earth object of the Apollo and Amor group, respectively.
2063 Bacchus, provisional designation, is a stony asteroid and near-Earth object of the Apollo group, approximately 1 kilometer in diameter.
2101 Adonis, provisional designation, is an extremely eccentric asteroid, classified as potentially hazardous asteroid and near-Earth object of the Apollo group, approximately 1 kilometer in diameter.
25143 Itokawa (イトカワ,いとかわ,糸川) is a stony sub-kilometer asteroid, classified as near-Earth object of the Apollo group and potentially hazardous asteroid, that measures approximately 350 meters in diameter.
3200 Phaethon (sometimes incorrectly spelled Phaeton), provisional designation, is an Apollo asteroid with an orbit that brings it closer to the Sun than any other named asteroid (though there are numerous unnamed asteroids with smaller perihelia, such as). For this reason, it was named after the Greek myth of Phaëthon, son of the sun god Helios.
4015 Wilson–Harrington is a small Solar System body known both as Comet Wilson–Harrington or 107P/Wilson–Harrington, and as an asteroid designated 4015 Wilson–Harrington.
4179 Toutatis, provisional designation, is an elongated, stony asteroid and slow rotator, classified as near-Earth object and potentially hazardous asteroid of the Apollo and Alinda group, approximately 2.5 kilometers in diameter.
4183 Cuno, provisional designation, is an eccentric, rare-type asteroid, classified as near-Earth object and potentially hazardous asteroid of the Apollo group, and measures approximately 4 kilometers in diameter.
4197 Morpheus, provisional designation, is a highly eccentric asteroid and near-Earth object of the Apollo group, approximately 3 kilometers in diameter.
4486 Mithra, provisional designation, is an eccentric asteroid and suspected contact-binary, classified as near-Earth object and potentially hazardous asteroid, approximately 2 kilometers in diameter.
4581 Asclepius, provisional designation, is a sub-kilometer-sized asteroid, classified as near-Earth object and potentially hazardous asteroid of the Apollo group that makes close orbital passes with Earth.
4660 Nereus (Νηρέας, provisional designation 1982 DB) is a small (about) asteroid.
The asteroid 4769 Castalia (previously known by the provisional designation) is an asteroid, classified as near-Earth object and potentially hazardous asteroid of the Apollo group, approximately 1.4 kilometer in diameter.
54509 YORP, provisional designation, is an Earth co-orbital asteroid discovered on August 3, 2000 by the Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) Team at Lincoln Laboratory Experimental Test Site in Socorro, New Mexico.
6489 Golevka is an Apollo, Mars-crosser, and Alinda asteroid discovered in 1991 by Eleanor F. Helin.
65803 Didymos, provisional designation, is a sub-kilometer asteroid and synchronous binary system, classified as potentially hazardous asteroid and near-Earth object of both the Apollo and Amor group.
69230 Hermes, provisional designation, is a sub-kilometer sized asteroid and binary system on an eccentric orbit, classified as a potentially hazardous asteroid and near-Earth object of the Apollo group, that passed Earth at approximately twice the distance of the Moon on 30 October 1937.