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1620 Geographos

Asteroid of the Apollo group

Asteroid Number1620
Asteroid GroupApollo
Orbital Period1.4 years
Distance from the Sun0.8276 - 1.6630 AU
123,813,000 - 248,781,000 km
76,934,000 - 154,586,000 miles
Diameter (Mean)1.8 kilometres

A minor asteroid that belongs to the Apollo group of 'Earth-grazing' bodies.

Image of Geographos

A close view of the small asteroid Geographos. Among the stars of the Northern Crown, the Earth and Moon are visible: this image represents the situation on 17 March 2008, when Geographos approached within a few thousand kilometers.