List of Mercury-crossing minor planets

A Mercury crosser is an asteroid whose orbit crosses that of Mercury. The Mercury crossers proper have aphelia outside Mercury's (0.4667 AU) and perihelia inside Mercury's (0.3075 AU), whereas those listed here as outer grazers have perihelia within Mercury's aphelion but not within its perihelion. All have semi-major axes larger than Mercury's, and hence there are no known inner grazers.

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Mercury crossers proper have aphelia outside Mercury's (0.4667 AU) and perihelia inside Mercury's (0.3075 AU). As of 18 November 2020, 362 Mercury crossers were known.[1] (Most values have been rounded to three decimals.)

Designation p
(AU)
a
(AU)
Q
(AU)
i
(°)
e H Orbit
class
Notes
2005 HC4 0.071 1.823 3.575 8.404 0.9613 20.7 Apollo Has the smallest perihelion of any known asteroid.[1]
2020 BU13 0.073 2.470 4.867 9.157 0.9704 21.3 Apollo Has the second-smallest perihelion of any known asteroid, and the highest eccentricity of any known asteroid in the inner solar system.[1]
2017 TC1 0.076 2.490 4.904 9.288 0.9695 20.8 Apollo Has the third-smallest perihelion of any known asteroid.
2017 MM7 0.079 2.062 4.045 23.460 0.9616 21.1 Apollo
2008 FF5 0.079 2.278 4.476 2.622 0.9651 23.1 Apollo
2015 EV 0.081 2.032 3.983 11.356 0.9603 22.5 Apollo
394130 2006 HY51 0.082 2.589 5.096 33.455 0.9684 17.1 Apollo Has the smallest perihelion of any numbered asteroid.[1] 1.218 ± 0.218
2016 GU2 0.087 2.054 4.021 10.277 0.9575 24.0 Apollo
2019 JZ6 0.091 2.475 4.860 24.229 0.9633 21.0 Apollo
2019 AM13 0.091 1.296 2.502 16.649 0.9298 22.0 Apollo
137924 2000 BD19 0.092 0.876 1.661 25.732 0.8950 17.2 Aten Has the second-smallest perihelion of any numbered asteroid.[1] 0.970 ± 0.39
374158 2004 UL 0.093 1.266 2.440 23.777 0.9266 18.8 Apollo Has the third-smallest perihelion of any numbered asteroid.[1]
394392 2007 EP88 0.096 0.837 1.579 20.747 0.8859 18.5 Aten Has the fourth-smallest perihelion of any numbered asteroid.[1] 0.636 ± 0.038 kilometers
2011 KE 0.100 2.206 4.312 5.880 0.9545 19.8 Apollo
465402 2008 HW1 0.103 2.587 5.070 10.485 0.9600 17.3 Apollo Has the fifth-smallest perihelion of any numbered asteroid.[1]
2015 HG 0.105 2.100 4.095 17.734 0.9501 21.0 Apollo
2012 US68 0.105 2.503 4.901 25.808 0.9579 18.3 Apollo
2011 XA3 0.109 1.467 2.825 28.026 0.9260 20.4 Apollo
2018 GG5 0.110 1.987 3.864 16.757 0.9447 19.8 Apollo
399457 2002 PD43 0.110 2.508 4.906 26.031 0.9560 19.1 Apollo
386454 2008 XM 0.111 1.222 2.334 5.447 0.9092 20.0 Apollo 0.367 ± 0.009 kilometers
431760 2008 HE 0.112 2.261 4.410 9.825 0.9504 18.1 Apollo
2020 DD 0.116 2.483 4.849 2.338 0.9534 23.5 Apollo
276033 2002 AJ129 0.117 1.370 2.624 15.457 0.9149 18.7 Apollo
2019 VE3 0.117 1.174 2.231 2.536 0.9006 23.3 Apollo
2020 GB2 0.117 2.339 4.561 15.224 0.9500 21.1 Apollo
425755 2011 CP4 0.118 0.911 1.705 9.443 0.8703 21.2 Aten
1995 CR 0.119 0.907 1.695 4.067 0.8684 21.7 Aten
2007 GT3 0.121 1.993 3.866 25.425 0.9393 19.7 Apollo
2000 LK 0.121 2.184 4.247 16.575 0.9445 18.4 Apollo
2020 HY2 0.124 2.314 4.504 11.394 0.9462 24.9 Apollo
2017 AF5 0.124 2.479 4.833 20.913 0.9498 17.7 Apollo
2004 QX2 0.125 1.285 2.445 19.055 0.9025 21.7 Apollo
2019 YV2 0.126 1.227 2.328 6.460 0.8972 21.9 Apollo
2011 BT59 0.130 2.471 4.812 3.572 0.9474 21.0 Apollo
289277 2004 XY60 0.130 0.640 1.150 23.762 0.7967 18.9 Aten
2015 KO120 0.130 1.781 3.433 2.096 0.9269 22.0 Apollo
2007 PR10 0.133 1.232 2.331 20.930 0.8924 20.9 Apollo
504181 2006 TC 0.136 1.538 2.941 19.608 0.9119 18.7 Apollo
2019 UJ12 0.137 2.423 4.709 27.490 0.9435 22.4 Apollo
2013 JA36 0.138 2.667 5.196 42.506 0.9484 21.0 Apollo
2008 MG1 0.139 0.783 1.428 5.719 0.8228 19.9 Aten
2013 HK11 0.139 2.189 4.239 17.704 0.9364 20.7 Apollo
2017 SK10 0.140 2.056 3.971 24.516 0.9319 21.4 Apollo
3200 Phaethon 0.140 1.271 2.403 22.260 0.8898 14.3 Apollo Largest Mercury crosser. Has the smallest perihelion of any named asteroid. 6.25 ± 0.15 kilometers
2020 VL4 0.141 2.121 4.102 56.902 0.9337 18.5 Apollo
2013 YC 0.142 2.496 4.851 2.804 0.9430 21.4 Apollo
2010 JG87 0.145 2.767 5.389 16.840 0.9475 19.2 Apollo 0.408 ± 0.017 kilometers
2020 HE 0.146 2.515 4.883 20.488 0.9418 23.7 Apollo
2015 DU180 0.150 1.927 3.703 4.852 0.9219 20.8 Apollo 0.435 ± 0.174 kilometers
2016 XK24 0.154 0.580 1.005 8.095 0.7347 20.4 Aten orbit very poorly known
482533 2012 UA34 0.156 0.786 1.416 19.800 0.8016 19.7 Aten
2016 NT22 0.161 1.246 2.330 17.783 0.8704 19.5 Apollo
155140 2005 UD 0.163 1.275 2.387 28.678 0.8722 17.3 Apollo Possibly a fragment of 3200 Phaethon [2]
2005 EL70 0.163 2.475 4.786 16.764 0.9342 24.0 Apollo
2019 LZ1 0.164 2.301 4.437 9.614 0.9286 19.8 Apollo
2017 HE4 0.165 2.893 5.620 41.070 0.9428 21.2 Apollo
364136 2006 CJ 0.166 0.677 1.187 10.232 0.7549 20.2 Aten
104150 2000 NL10 0.167 0.914 1.661 32.528 0.8170 15.8 Aten 1.946 ± 0.059 kilometers
2020 BE15 0.168 1.611 3.053 16.538 0.8955 20.1 Apollo
2019 NF6 0.170 2.192 4.214 19.749 0.9225 20.1 Apollo
2011 WN15 0.173 1.217 2.261 33.450 0.8580 19.7 Apollo
2019 GQ2 0.174 2.562 4.950 39.095 0.9321 18.9 Apollo
2013 WM 0.175 2.083 3.992 4.157 0.9162 23.9 Apollo
2020 KR4 0.175 1.834 3.492 14.932 0.9046 21.0 Apollo
302169 2001 TD45 0.177 0.797 1.416 25.391 0.7775 19.9 Aten
2005 RV24 0.178 1.506 2.833 36.259 0.8818 20.5 Apollo
527977 2008 EY68 0.179 0.745 1.311 19.794 0.7599 22.3 Apollo
141851 2002 PM6 0.180 1.198 2.216 19.172 0.8501 17.7 Apollo
2019 AN7 0.180 1.197 2.214 23.864 0.8494 21.6 Apollo
2013 AJ91 0.181 2.531 4.882 33.297 0.9286 19.3 Apollo
2015 VQ64 0.181 1.193 2.206 8.528 0.8482 21.5 Apollo
267223 2001 DQ8 0.182 1.842 3.502 12.779 0.9009 18.1 Apollo
2017 EP22 0.183 1.972 3.760 14.747 0.9070 22.4 Apollo
259221 2003 BA21 0.184 1.100 2.017 23.712 0.8332 19.1 Apollo
2011 YX62 0.185 2.525 4.865 8.618 0.9267 23.0 Apollo
2018 YC2 0.186 2.628 5.070 16.413 0.9292 22.7 Apollo
1566 Icarus 0.187 1.078 1.970 22.822 0.8270 16.9 Apollo First Mercury crosser discovered. ~1 kilometer
89958 2002 LY45 0.187 1.641 3.096 9.911 0.8863 17.0 Apollo
5786 Talos 0.187 1.081 1.976 23.228 0.8268 17.1 Apollo
2009 HU58 0.188 2.066 3.945 35.825 0.9092 19.1 Apollo
506491 2003 UW29 0.189 1.170 2.150 3.759 0.8385 20.6 Apollo
2019 LU1 0.190 1.527 2.864 7.351 0.8758 24.2 Apollo
2015 RD36 0.190 2.543 4.896 0.443 0.9251 22.5 Apollo
2020 KG6 0.191 1.130 2.069 22.440 0.8308 19.3 Apollo
2020 HD9 0.195 2.245 4.295 19.538 0.9133 19.5 Apollo
387505 1998 KN3 0.195 1.542 2.888 2.291 0.8733 18.4 Apollo 1.060 ± 0.020 kilometers
2007 MK6 0.196 1.081 1.966 25.139 0.8188 20.3 Apollo
2015 KJ122 0.196 0.785 1.375 5.067 0.7503 22.0 Aten
2015 DZ53 0.196 1.511 2.825 8.334 0.8702 20.8 Apollo
455426 2003 MT9 0.197 2.533 4.869 6.831 0.9222 18.6 Apollo 0.685 ± 0.269 kilometers
2010 VA12 0.199 1.269 2.340 37.399 0.8434 19.5 Apollo
153201 2000 WO107 0.200 0.912 1.623 7.770 0.7807 19.3 Aten 0.510 ± 0.083 kilometers
141079 2001 XS30 0.200 1.164 2.129 28.538 0.8282 17.7 Apollo
139289 2001 KR1 0.200 1.260 2.319 23.253 0.8411 17.6 Apollo 1.126 ± 0.239 kilometers
66391 Moshup 0.200 0.642 1.085 38.886 0.6884 16.6 Aten 1.317 ± 0.040 kilometers
2014 UV116 0.201 0.917 1.633 42.308 0.9171 23.6 Aten
1996 BT 0.202 1.202 2.203 11.992 0.8322 23.0 Apollo
2016 TE56 0.203 2.030 3.857 24.469 0.8999 20.1 Apollo
143637 2003 LP6 0.203 1.746 3.289 43.574 0.8836 16.4 Apollo
2020 RT7 0.204 2.559 4.914 12.123 0.9204 21.8 Apollo
2019 BH4 0.204 2.445 4.686 20.913 0.9166 21.1 Apollo
329915 2005 MB 0.204 0.985 1.767 41.384 0.7929 17.1 Aten 1.012 ± 0.139 kilometers
2005 EP1 0.205 0.893 1.580 16.326 0.7704 23.7 Aten
438116 2005 NX44 0.205 2.214 4.223 36.639 0.9074 17.4 Apollo
2015 QN3 0.205 2.492 4.778 19.940 0.9176 19.5 Apollo
2013 RG74 0.207 0.693 1.180 6.474 0.7017 23.3 Aten
2017 DN109 0.207 1.196 2.184 7.089 0.8268 21.8 Apollo
2015 OC22 0.207 2.149 4.090 11.632 0.9035 20.0 Apollo
2019 BE5 0.208 0.610 1.012 1.436 0.6591 25.1 Aten
2015 CG13 0.209 2.508 4.808 7.126 0.9166 24.1 Apollo
369296 2009 SU19 0.209 2.081 3.952 14.528 0.8994 17.9 Apollo
2014 RE11 0.209 0.726 1.243 29.592 0.7117 22.7 Aten
2009 UX19 0.210 1.255 2.299 15.999 0.8324 18.9 Apollo
184990 2006 KE89 0.212 1.053 1.895 45.104 0.7991 16.4 Apollo 2.039 ± 0.148 kilometers
2008 JN 0.212 1.077 1.943 32.028 0.8034 20.6 Apollo
2016 QU1 0.212 2.230 4.247 23.342 0.9049 19.2 Apollo 0.661 ± 0.171 kilometers
467372 2004 LG 0.213 2.064 3.916 71.154 0.8969 18.0 Apollo Highly inclined orbit. 0.874 ± 0.012 kilometers
308043 2004 TH10 0.214 1.250 2.287 14.297 0.8287 18.6 Apollo
2018 JD2 0.214 1.823 3.432 50.985 0.8824 18.9 Apollo
2003 UC5 0.215 1.185 2.156 36.796 0.8185 20.1 Apollo
66253 1999 GT3 0.216 1.334 2.452 19.500 0.8377 18.4 Apollo
471926 Jormungandr 0.218 1.466 2.713 23.574 0.8510 18.6 Apollo
85953 1999 FK21 0.219 0.739 1.258 12.605 0.7031 18.1 Aten ~0.59 kilometers
2014 JS54 0.220 2.074 3.939 3.363 0.8941 21.2 Apollo
369986 1998 SO 0.221 0.732 1.243 30.342 0.6986 20.6 Aten
141495 2002 EZ11 0.221 1.114 2.008 51.916 0.8021 18.3 Apollo
2010 PK9 0.221 0.682 1.143 12.594 0.6757 21.8 Aten 0.143 ± 0.008 kilometers
495829 1995 LG 0.223 1.065 1.906 43.581 0.7907 18.7 Apollo
494706 2005 GL9 0.223 2.142 4.061 20.023 0.8959 16.6 Apollo
2013 GV68 0.224 1.706 3.187 5.980 0.8684 18.9 Apollo
437844 1999 MN 0.225 0.674 1.122 2.022 0.6655 21.4 Aten
538644 2016 FA4 0.226 1.092 1.959 16.205 0.7935 19.5 Apollo
2017 KP34 0.226 1.395 2.565 30.071 0.8382 19.5 Apollo
152742 1998 XE12 0.229 0.878 1.527 13.435 0.7392 19.1 Aten 0.413 ± 0.005 kilometers
2012 BE124 0.229 2.538 4.847 16.300 0.9096 19.6 Apollo
2017 CO32 0.231 1.385 2.539 27.592 0.8330 19.4 Apollo
489900 2008 KP 0.232 1.101 1.970 59.846 0.7896 18.9 Apollo
2002 EV11 0.232 2.100 3.968 11.598 0.8894 20.0 Apollo
2016 XC2 0.233 2.275 4.317 27.471 0.8977 23.6 Apollo
2019 WH6 0.233 2.341 4.448 29.287 0.9004 18.8 Apollo
2012 EQ3 0.233 1.314 2.396 8.434 0.8225 22.5 Apollo
325102 2008 EY5 0.234 0.626 1.019 5.110 0.6267 20.1 Aten 0.361 ± 0.006 kilometers
2017 WP28 0.234 1.176 2.117 10.084 0.8010 20.8 Apollo
2015 FE37 0.234 1.270 2.306 25.039 0.8156 20.1 Apollo
2014 JO25 0.234 2.066 3.897 25.170 0.8866 17.8 Apollo
2013 DL1 0.235 0.839 1.444 26.473 0.7202 21.1 Aten
2014 QO390 0.235 1.667 3.100 24.612 0.8591 21.1 Apollo
2020 RR1 0.235 1.186 2.137 14.882 0.8018 24.3 Apollo
2020 BT12 0.236 2.214 4.191 30.160 0.8934 19.1 Apollo
2007 KG7 0.237 1.779 3.321 4.737 0.8668 20.6 Apollo
137052 Tjelvar 0.238 1.248 2.258 14.912 0.8096 16.9 Apollo
2010 KB8 0.238 1.374 2.511 1.893 0.8269 24.0 Apollo
2015 DC200 0.238 1.777 3.316 3.058 0.8659 20.5 Apollo
2001 VB 0.239 2.395 4.552 9.530 0.9004 18.4 Apollo
2017 FM102 0.240 1.290 2.340 29.135 0.8142 21.9 Apollo
2019 GC4 0.241 2.555 4.868 2.151 0.9057 24.6 Apollo
225146 1999 YC 0.241 1.422 2.603 38.225 0.8305 17.2 Apollo 1.651 ± 0.175 kilometers
432509 2010 FF7 0.242 1.405 2.568 16.176 0.8279 19.5 Apollo
2012 KA4 0.242 1.100 1.958 5.806 0.7801 21.1 Apollo
2011 KU15 0.242 1.954 3.666 4.400 0.8761 21.8 Apollo
2020 LD 0.242 1.215 2.188 3.677 0.8007 22.4 Apollo
2000 PN 0.243 1.022 1.800 22.866 0.7623 22.6 Apollo
2006 BC 0.243 1.406 2.570 18.101 0.8273 19.1 Apollo
2019 QU2 0.243 0.824 1.404 11.325 0.7048 22.2 Aten 0.237 ± 0.114 kilometers
2016 LV47 0.244 1.801 3.359 15.241 0.8648 20.0 Apollo
2011 EL47 0.245 1.631 3.017 25.427 0.8500 20.0 Apollo
401998 2003 MO 0.245 1.970 3.695 21.434 0.8758 18.4 Apollo
2010 EF44 0.245 2.187 4.129 38.023 0.8880 20.2 Apollo
2016 AF9 0.245 2.511 4.777 22.658 0.9024 22.2 Apollo
2020 DU1 0.245 1.946 3.648 15.358 0.8739 26.6 Apollo
2000 SG8 0.246 2.467 4.689 24.134 0.9005 17.5 Apollo
247517 2002 QY6 0.246 0.817 1.388 12.755 0.6991 19.7 Aten 0.269 ± 0.005 kilometers
457059 2008 EG 0.246 0.943 1.640 26.785 0.7390 20.0 Aten
2019 AK11 0.247 2.521 4.795 25.588 0.9022 19.4 Apollo
2003 YH136 0.247 2.350 4.452 16.404 0.8949 19.4 Apollo
242643 2005 NZ6 0.247 1.833 3.420 8.418 0.8651 17.4 Apollo 1.989 ± 0.479 kilometers
2013 YK148 0.247 2.144 4.041 17.565 0.8846 18.8 Apollo
2015 KJ157 0.248 0.945 1.642 36.887 1.073 19.2 Aten
2020 FD2 0.248 3.001 5.755 0.273 0.9173 25.7 Apollo
2018 PB22 0.250 1.440 2.631 45.336 0.8267 19.4 Apollo
2018 KK1 0.250 0.640 1.029 13.918 0.6090 23.5 Aten
2016 FV7 0.250 2.035 3.819 10.142 0.8770 23.1 Apollo
2011 EH17 0.250 0.731 1.212 2.985 0.6576 24.6 Aten
2018 WL1 0.251 2.076 3.902 17.248 0.8739 21.5 Apollo
2017 JT2 0.251 1.162 2.073 42.726 0.7838 18.8 Apollo
2006 LA 0.251 1.557 2.862 11.057 0.8386 18.8 Apollo
2020 FB5 0.251 1.602 2.953 3.096 0.8431 24.8 Apollo
2002 AS4 0.252 1.267 2.283 27.039 0.8014 21.7 Apollo
2016 BY14 0.253 2.731 5.208 13.159 0.9074 23.9 Apollo
509523 2007 XP3 0.253 2.245 4.237 13.157 0.8872 19.3 Apollo
2017 MA1 0.253 2.509 4.765 15.096 0.8991 21.7 Apollo
2006 BX147 0.253 0.787 1.321 11.577 0.6780 21.5 Aten
2008 CG 0.254 1.378 2.503 20.887 0.8159 20.2 Apollo
2009 WY7 0.254 0.650 1.045 4.001 0.6084 24.1 Aten
2014 LY21 0.254 0.646 1.037 1.243 0.6059 29.1 Aten
2016 WH8 0.255 2.440 4.626 15.621 0.8957 19.2 Apollo
2017 DC 0.255 2.145 4.035 15.740 0.8813 23.0 Apollo
2014 FH 0.255 1.737 3.218 12.008 0.8530 23.4 Apollo
2020 VC3 0.255 1.185 2.114 17.208 0.7844 23.3 Apollo
136874 1998 FH74 0.256 2.203 4.150 21.140 0.8839 15.6 Apollo 3.398 ± 0.129 kilometers
1I ʻOumuamua[citation needed] 0.256 N/A N/A 122.742 1.2011 22.1 Interstellar object Perihelion of 2018 Solar System approach.
40267 1999 GJ4 0.257 1.339 2.421 34.492 0.8083 15.5 Apollo 1.641 ± 0.053 kilometers
2014 EA49 0.257 2.011 3.765 10.633 0.8723 20.0 Apollo
2011 KY15 0.258 0.649 1.040 16.863 0.6028 24.1 Aten
2014 DE80 0.258 1.476 2.693 26.662 0.8252 19.0 Apollo
2017 JJ2 0.258 0.692 1.125 12.154 0.6264 25.1 Aten
2012 LT7 0.259 1.079 1.900 42.267 0.7604 19.0 Apollo
530871 2011 WS2 0.259 1.009 1.760 46.783 0.7435 17.2 Apollo 1.434 ± 0.056 kilometers
2011 GS60 0.259 3.357 6.455 19.269 0.9229 19.0 Apollo Largest confirmed orbit of any mercury-crosser
2019 SZ6 0.259 1.193 2.127 12.559 0.7829 22.2 Apollo
2015 DO53 0.260 2.534 4.808 29.086 0.8976 20.8 Apollo
2010 RV3 0.260 2.151 4.042 8.802 0.8792 23.2 Apollo
2019 MQ2 0.260 1.242 2.224 0.857 0.7906 24.2 Apollo
2011 WR46 0.260 2.249 4.677 4.869 0.8946 20.0 Apollo
2017 SR17 0.260 2.498 4.736 28.439 0.8957 18.8 Apollo
2016 TA 0.260 2.384 4.508 7.215 0.8908 26.3 Apollo
2008 UX 0.261 0.817 1.374 21.741 0.6813 20.7 Aten
2014 SM260 0.261 2.259 4.256 7.781 0.8842 21.0 Apollo
2014 GC49 0.262 0.735 1.208 6.428 0.6440 28.6 Aten
2013 JX28 0.262 0.601 0.940 10.762 0.5640 20.1 Atira Has the second-smallest semi-major axis of any known object in the Solar System, after Mercury.
2007 VL243 0.262 0.965 1.668 43.334 0.7286 17.8 Aten
331471 1984 QY1 0.264 2.498 4.732 14.263 0.8945 15.6 Apollo Third largest Mercury crosser
2006 SO198 0.264 1.927 3.591 9.766 0.8632 23.9 Apollo
2008 FP 0.264 2.575 4.886 3.395 0.8976 26.3 Apollo
190788 2001 RT17 0.264 1.268 2.272 20.109 0.7920 18.3 Apollo
2019 JA7 0.265 1.657 3.050 17.143 0.8403 22.5 Apollo
2018 MN8 0.265 0.848 1.430 12.376 0.6876 22.8 Aten
2006 OS9 0.265 2.744 5.223 21.061 0.9034 17.8 Apollo
2011 TX8 0.265 0.909 1.554 5.974 0.7084 21.9 Aten
2005 UR 0.266 2.248 4.230 6.933 0.8817 21.6 Apollo
2018 GY4 0.266 0.918 1.570 17.237 0.7010 19.0 Aten
2018 QT1 0.266 0.659 1.051 7.902 0.5954 22.3 Aten
2016 FA15 0.266 1.171 2.075 14.277 0.7723 22.8 Apollo
2006 PF1 0.267 2.194 4.122 14.050 0.8785 19.5 Apollo
2013 CY32 0.267 2.031 3.794 17.922 0.8684 28.1 Apollo
2008 GD 0.267 1.198 2.128 21.774 0.7767 19.8 Apollo
2019 PR 0.268 2.528 4.789 15.225 0.8940 19.6 Apollo
2014 UQ114 0.269 1.167 2.066 8.686 0.7697 22.4 Apollo
369452 2010 LG14 0.269 1.045 1.822 34.218 0.7428 17.9 Apollo
2017 UO 0.269 2.554 4.837 8.580 0.8946 20.2 Apollo
190119 2004 VA64 0.270 2.465 4.661 29.930 0.8906 17.1 Apollo 1.451 ± 0.698 kilometers
2019 LP5 0.270 1.378 2.486 26.065 0.8043 24.1 Apollo
482798 2013 QK48 0.271 1.586 2.901 19.013 0.8293 18.3 Apollo
2017 FU90 0.271 0.773 1.275 2.343 0.7731 25.2 Aten
2017 KQ34 0.271 1.784 3.296 69.103 0.8478 18.7 Apollo
2019 OC5 0.272 3.386 6.501 52.126 0.9198 18.2 Apollo
2012 TO139 0.272 2.439 4.606 5.368 0.8886 19.7 Apollo
2015 YM10 0.272 2.512 4.752 18.696 0.8919 19.8 Apollo
2013 VA10 0.273 1.168 2.064 1.030 0.7664 22.2 Apollo
2008 CH116 0.273 0.663 1.052 20.371 0.5875 19.2 Aten 0.322 ± 0.094 kilometers
153002 2000 JG5 0.273 1.341 2.408 31.436 0.7960 18.2 Apollo
189865 2003 NC 0.274 1.406 2.538 21.612 0.8054 19.3 Apollo
2010 CC19 0.274 1.099 1.925 46.120 0.7511 22.3 Apollo 0.104 ± 0.005 kilometers
2020 PD7 0.275 2.234 4.194 77.561 0.8771 22.8 Apollo
351370 2005 EY 0.275 2.517 4.759 17.232 0.8909 17.1 Apollo
2020 KK 0.276 0.888 1.501 20.694 0.6897 24.6 Aten
2016 CL136 0.276 0.730 1.184 21.519 0.6222 21.4 Aten 0.123 ± 0.056 kilometers
417874 2007 NC5 0.276 2.444 4.613 19.320 0.8872 18.1 Apollo
526898 2007 HR 0.276 1.067 1.858 11.976 0.7415 20.6 Apollo
2009 CT5 0.276 1.983 3.690 10.014 0.8608 18.8 Apollo
2014 JN2 0.276 0.894 1.511 6.312 0.6911 24.3 Apollo
66063 1998 RO1 0.277 0.991 1.705 22.682 0.7201 18.1 Aten Has a moon.
2008 GJ110 0.278 1.559 2.840 13.562 0.8218 20.5 Apollo
202683 2006 US216 0.279 0.637 0.995 3.432 0.5624 19.8 Aten
164201 2004 EC 0.279 1.997 3.714 34.587 0.8600 15.7 Apollo
2011 FZ22 0.280 2.366 4.451 7.940 0.8816 23.1 Apollo
2013 ND15 0.281 0.724 1.166 4.800 0.6119 24.1 Aten First Venus trojan discovered.
2018 VR9 0.281 1.189 2.098 12.436 0.7638 22.7 Apollo
467540 2006JF42 0.281 0.672 1.063 5.951 0.5817 19.2 Apollo
2019 QK4 0.282 2.546 4.810 20.405 0.8892 20.7 Apollo
436325 2010 GR7 0.283 1.831 3.380 24.142 0.8456 18.4 Apollo 0.452 ± 0.014 kilometers
2015 BQ4 0.283 2.565 4.847 36.273 0.8896 19.1 Apollo
2011 YL63 0.283 1.848 3.413 19.058 0.8467 20.9 Apollo
2014 JW54 0.283 2.428 4.573 22.113 0.8833 18.6 Apollo
385402 2002 WZ2 0.284 2.462 4.640 51.330 0.8846 17.0 Apollo 1.597 ± 0.117 kilometers
2003 UY12 0.284 0.701 1.118 16.406 0.5945 22.9 Aten
2005 WS3 0.285 0.672 1.058 23.069 0.5755 21.2 Aten
2008 CC6 0.285 1.261 2.238 9.139 0.7739 22.0 Apollo
412977 1990 UO 0.285 1.257 2.229 31.556 0.7729 19.5 Apollo
253106 2002 UR3 0.286 1.379 2.472 48.606 0.7928 16.6 Apollo
2018 WL2 0.286 0.884 1.482 34.936 0.6767 21.9 Aten
397237 2006 KZ112 0.286 2.524 4.762 37.773 0.8868 16.7 Apollo 1.180 ± 0.028 kilometers
2018 DA4 0.286 1.347 2.408 22.073 0.7878 20.5 Apollo
382406 1996 AJ1 0.286 1.310 2.333 2.536 0.7815 20.5 Apollo
2019 AZ2 0.287 2.459 4.631 7.335 0.8833 21.6 Apollo
2016 LW9 0.287 1.130 1.934 11.194 0.7461 22.0 Apollo
2017 XR 0.287 0.949 1.612 1.402 0.6976 23.8 Aten
2018 NY14 0.287 1.261 2.235 25.176 0.7722 20.2 Apollo
2010 XB11 0.288 0.618 0.948 29.887 0.5339 19.9 Atira
2015 KR157 0.288 1.087 1.885 18.016 0.7346 21.6 Apollo
364877 2008 EM9 0.289 1.958 3.628 9.438 0.8524 17.3 Apollo 0.786 ± 0.026 kilometers
2020 TP7 0.289 1.148 2.007 18.170 0.7479 19.9 Apollo
2018 AW 0.290 2.558 4.826 11.874 0.8868 19.5 Apollo
2015 TX24 0.290 2.266 4.242 6.043 0.8721 21.5 Apollo 0.252 ± 0.043 kilometers
2018 ND 0.290 2.068 3.846 26.977 0.8597 20.5 Apollo
2008 BP16 0.290 0.829 1.367 29.178 0.6497 21.7 Aten
538648 2016 FS6 0.290 1.299 2.308 37.179 0.7765 19.4 Apollo
2011 EC41 0.291 2.426 4.562 9.885 0.8801 19.9 Apollo
529718 2010 KY129 0.292 2.490 4.688 60.774 0.8827 17.0 Apollo 1.770 ± 0.287 kilometers
2013 AO27 0.292 2.411 4.531 4.410 0.8788 19.9 Apollo
333889 1998 SV4 0.292 0.816 1.341 53.296 0.6420 18.2 Aten 0.919 ± 0.269 kilometers
2009 WP6 0.292 1.131 1.969 2.777 0.7415 26.8 Apollo
2016 EL56 0.292 2.028 3.764 11.355 0.8556 21.1 Apollo
2004 WK1 0.293 1.084 1.876 34.470 0.7301 21.0 Apollo
2017 JK2 0.293 2.024 3.755 16.799 0.8551 19.9 Apollo
452639 2005 UY6 0.293 2.257 4.221 12.159 0.8700 18.2 Apollo 2.249 ± 1.084 kilometers
2015 BY512 0.294 0.878 1.463 23.311 0.6657 21.4 Aten
452302 1995 YR1 0.294 1.698 3.102 3.570 0.8271 20.4 Apollo
2012 DK31 0.294 0.694 1.094 11.172 0.5766 21.8 Aten
2015 TB145 0.294 2.101 3.907 38.690 0.8600 20.0 Apollo
462550 2009 CB3 0.294 1.065 1.835 21.510 0.7236 19.4 Apollo
2019 FJ 0.295 0.762 1.229 44.435 0.6129 19.1 Aten
99907 1989 VA 0.295 0.728 1.162 28.798 0.5947 17.9 Apollo diameter ~1.4 kilometers
2009 HU44 0.296 0.830 1.365 6.636 0.6440 22.6 Aten
2017 MM8 0.296 0.887 1.478 23.279 0.6667 22.7 Aten
231937 2001 FO32 0.296 1.701 3.107 38.974 0.8261 17.7 Apollo
2014 HE124 0.296 1.960 3.623 18.736 0.8487 22.0 Apollo
2016 SG2 0.297 2.473 4.650 24.904 0.8800 20.6 Apollo 0.278 ± 0.088 kilometers
170502 2003 WM7 0.297 2.477 4.657 10.407 0.8801 17.2 Apollo
2014 GC34 0.297 1.043 1.788 13.775 0.7150 23.1 Apollo
162269 1999 VO6 0.297 1.135 1.973 40.111 0.7380 17.0 Apollo 1.010 ± 0.180 kilometers
434326 2004 JG6 0.298 0.635 0.972 18.943 0.5311 18.4 Atira
2005 TF50 0.298 2.273 4.248 10.697 0.8687 20.3 Apollo
2007 PR25 0.298 1.962 3.626 3.496 0.8479 22.0 Apollo
162004 1991 VE 0.299 0.891 1.482 7.219 0.6647 18.2 Aten
2007 TL23 0.299 1.134 1.970 2.122 0.7365 21.4 Apollo
141525 2002 FV5 0.299 1.087 1.875 34.031 0.7246 18.0 Apollo
403775 2011 HS4 0.300 0.938 1.576 5.463 0.6801 21.0 Aten
138893 2000 YH66 0.301 1.173 2.045 18.345 0.7436 18.1 Apollo
2020 UM5 0.301 0.683 1.066 9.218 0.5595 26.0 Apollo
2005 XW4 0.301 1.038 1.776 18.254 0.7101 21.4 Apollo
391151 2005 YY93 0.301 2.580 4.859 24.179 0.8832 17.1 Apollo 1.745 ± 0.061 kilometers
2019 EM1 0.301 0.671 1.040 28.455 0.5508 22.3 Apollo
2013 BM76 0.301 1.564 2.827 17.700 0.8073 20.2 Apollo
2013 YK70 0.301 0.948 1.594 23.124 0.6820 20.9 Aten
2019 QK 0.302 1.208 2.115 38.248 0.7504 20.9 Apollo
2012 XS93 0.302 1.139 1.977 21.866 0.7350 19.8 Apollo
2020 QU5 0.302 0.722 1.142 0.767 0.5819 25.6 Aten
2009 UT19 0.302 0.890 1.478 9.641 0.6605 22.5 Aten
2014 LJ21 0.303 2.890 5.477 24.252 0.8952 16.1 Apollo Largest unnumbered Mercury crosser
2002 PD11 0.303 2.224 4.145 12.151 0.8638 20.1 Apollo
2016 GX221 0.303 2.496 4.688 6.912 0.8786 21.6 Apollo
2005 NX39 0.303 2.458 4.613 14.151 0.8767 19.7 Apollo
163423 2002 FB3 0.303 0.762 1.220 20.278 0.6017 16.5 Aten 1.682 ± 0.013 kilometers
277142 2005 LG8 0.303 1.755 3.207 26.558 0.8272 16.7 Apollo
2014 HT184 0.303 1.429 2.554 19.331 0.7876 21.9 Apollo
2010 CT 0.304 0.888 1.472 19.759 0.6577 20.1 Aten
2006 KZ86 0.304 2.197 4.089 14.294 0.8616 17.9 Apollo
2015 PM307 0.304 2.185 4.065 8.038 0.8607 21.7 Apollo
518737 2009 OO9 0.304 1.624 2.943 13.596 0.8126 18.8 Apollo
2011 UX192 0.305 1.489 2.673 55.630 0.7953 18.5 Apollo
137925 2000 BJ19 0.305 1.292 2.279 31.113 0.7638 15.9 Apollo 1.372 ± 0.068 kilometers
2003 FY6 0.305 0.730 1.155 6.606 0.5820 22.4 Aten
2010 XX58 0.305 2.238 4.172 22.180 0.8636 18.4 Apollo
388188 2006 DP14 0.306 1.366 2.426 11.777 0.7762 18.9 Apollo
2019 BG3 0.307 1.521 2.735 9.415 0.7985 26.1 Apollo
87684 2000 SY2 0.307 0.859 1.411 19.226 0.6427 16.1 Aten
2017 GQ5 0.307 1.249 2.190 37.700 0.7541 20.4 Apollo
2010 KC 0.307 0.782 1.257 2.210 0.6071 24.1 Aten
2013 LC7 0.307 1.506 2.705 40.189 0.7959 19.4 Apollo

Mercury grazersEdit

All Mercury grazers have semi-major axes larger than Mercury's (0.3871 AU), and hence are outer grazers, i.e. have perihelia within Mercury's aphelion (0.4667 AU) but not within its perihelion (0.3075 AU). As of February 2016, there are 561 Mercury grazers known.[3] (Values have been rounded to three decimals.)

Designation
number
Name Perihelion
(AU)
Semi-major axis
(AU)
Aphelion
(AU)
Inclination
(°)
Eccentricity Absolute magnitude (H) Orbit
class
Notes
16960 1998 QS52 0.313 2.203 4.093 17.560 0.8577 14.3 Apollo
85989 1999 JD6 0.324 0.883 1.441 17.054 0.6328 17.1 Aten
68348 2001 LO7 0.339 2.152 3.964 25.478 0.8426 14.2 Apollo
86667 2000 FO10 0.348 0.859 1.370 14.286 0.5948 17.4 Aten
2212 Hephaistos 0.358 2.167 3.975 11.741 0.8348 13.87 Apollo
66400 1999 LT7 0.366 0.855 1.345 9.065 0.5725 19.3 Aten
37655 Illapa 0.366 1.478 2.590 17.994 0.7524 17.9 Apollo
88213 2001 AF2 0.386 0.954 1.522 17.812 0.5952 19.7 Aten
2008 UU1 0.401 1.608 2.814 12.057 0.7506 17.6 Apollo
66146 1998 TU3 0.406 0.787 1.168 5.413 0.4839 14.5 Aten
24443 2000 OG 0.411 2.310 4.210 25.822 0.8223 16.3 Apollo
5143 Heracles 0.418 1.834 3.250 9.033 0.7721 13.8 Apollo
33342 1998 WT24 0.418 0.718 1.019 7.343 0.4180 17.9 Aten
5660 1974 MA 0.424 1.786 3.147 38.052 0.7623 15.4 Apollo
322756 2001 CK32 0.448 0.725 1.0003 8.132 0.382 19.2 Aten Temporary horseshoe librator of Venus
524522 2002 VE68 0.427 0.724 1.021 9.006 0.4104 20.5 Aten Temporary quasi-satellite of Venus
2012 XE133 0.410 0.723 1.036 6.711 0.433 23.4 Aten Temporary horseshoe librator of Venus
88254 2001 FM129 0.438 1.182 1.926 1.524 0.6296 17.6 Apollo
2101 Adonis 0.442 1.875 3.307 1.333 0.7641 18.8 Apollo
3838 Epona 0.448 1.505 2.561 29.239 0.7020 15.5 Apollo
87309 2000 QP 0.455 0.847 1.240 34.743 0.4631 17.6 Aten
2340 Hathor 0.464 0.844 1.224 5.856 0.4498 20.1 Aten

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h List of asteroids with q<0.3075 AU generated by the JPL Small-Body Database Search Engine Retrieved 2012-05-30
  2. ^ "Exploring Links Between Nearby Asteroids". Retrieved 2020-06-30.
  3. ^ List of asteroids with 0.3075 AU<q<0.4667 AU generated by the JPL Small-Body Database Search Engine Retrieved 2012-05-30

External linksEdit