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3361 Orpheus

Minor Planet Designation3361 Orpheus
Asteroid GroupApollo Group
Orbital Period1.33 years
Distance from the SunSemi-Major Axis: 180,923,664 km (1.21 AU)
Perihelion: 122,507,031 km (0.82 AU)
Aphelion: 239,340,296 km (1.60 AU)
Diameter (Mean)300 metres
NotesAs a member of the Apollo Group, Orpheus' orbit carries it through the inner Solar System, intersecting the orbits of Venus, Earth and Mars. In 2013 it passed within some 15 million kilometres of Earth, and its nearest theoretical approach is closer still: just over two million kilometres.


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