NEAT June 2003 Interesting Objects

In June we discovered 1 NEA with NEAT: an Apollo that is an PHA.



Designat. NEAT name & Image Disc. with NEAT/ Date Vel. (deg/day) Mag. Size in km (miles) Orbit Visual. Comment*
2003 MA3 VKK9RL MSSS 26 Jun 3.6 18 0.2 (0.12) orbit Apollo-PHA

*Amors, Apollos, and Atens are the three categories of Near-Earth asteroids (NEAs). Amor asteroids approach the Earth's orbit from the outside, Apollo asteroids cross the Earth's orbit, and Aten asteroids approach the Earth's orbit from the inside. Potentially Hazardous asteroids (PHAs) are larger than ~0.2 km (0.1 mile) and approach close enough to present a potential hazard but not a current hazard.

All NEAT Interesting Objects