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(65407) 2002 Rp120

(65407) 2002 RP120
Discovered by Brian A. Skiff
Discovery date September 4, 2002
Scattered disk object
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch April 10, 2007 (JD 2454200.5)
Aphelion 106.71 AU
(16366.658 Gm) (Q)
Perihelion 2.466 AU
(369.948 Gm) (q)
54.590 AU
(8368.303 Gm) (a)
Eccentricity 0.9548
403.35 a (147,324.96 d)
Average orbital speed
3.98 km/s
Inclination 119.10°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 14.6 km[1]
Mass 3.1×1015 kg
200 h (8.33 d)[1]
Albedo 0.098[1]
Temperature ~ 37 K

(65407) 2002 RP120 (also written (65407) 2002 RP120) is a damocloid, which means it is also a member of a small group of retrograde minor planets. Aside from being a damocloid, it is also a scattered-disc object – a trans-Neptunian object with a very eccentric orbit, probably ejected from the ecliptic by Neptune.


  1. ^ a b c d e "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 65407 (2002 RP120)". Retrieved 2008-02-06. 

External links

  • Orbital simulation from JPL (Java)
  • Horizons Ephemeris
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