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6239 Minos (1989 QF) is an Apollo asteroid classified as a PHA discovered on August 31, 1989, by Carolyn S. Shoemaker and Eugene Merle Shoemaker at Palomar. The asteroid makes frequent close approaches to Mars, Earth, and Venus.[1]

6239 Minos
Discovery
Discovered byCarolyn S. Shoemaker and Eugene Merle Shoemaker
Discovery sitePalomar
Discovery date31 August 1989
Designations
MPC designation(6239) Minos
Named after
Minos
1989 QF
PHA[1]
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc12039 days (32.96 yr)
Aphelion1.6268 AU (243.37 Gm)
Perihelion0.67620 AU (101.158 Gm)
1.1515 AU (172.26 Gm)
Eccentricity0.41276
1.24 yr (451.32 d)
191.37°
0° 47m 51.576s / day
Inclination3.9450°
344.618°
239.663°
Earth MOID0.0261927 AU (3.91837 Gm)
Physical characteristics
Dimensions474 m (1,555 ft)[2]
3.5558 h (0.14816 d)[1]
0.57[2]
18.5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "6239 Minos". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. SPK-ID: 6239. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b "(6239) Minos". NEODyS. University of Pisa. Retrieved 27 November 2015.

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