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Geographos

1620 Geographos

Asteroid Number1620
Asteroid GroupApollo
Orbital Period1.4 years
Distance from the SunSemi-Major Axis: 186,288,278 km (1.25 AU)
Perihelion: 123,806,972 km (0.83 AU, approaching the orbit of Venus)
Aphelion: 248,769,585 km (1.66 AU, beyond the orbit of Mars)
Eccentricity0.3354
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.

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