Aten asteroid


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Aten asteroid

[′ä‚ten ′as·tə‚rȯid]
(astronomy)
An asteroid whose period is less than that of the earth.
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2002 JR100 is an Aten asteroid. As it orbits the Sun, this asteroid frequently intersects with the path of Earth as it approaches its farthest distance from the giant star.
It is thus a confirmed Aten asteroid (one that circles the Sun in less than a year), first spotted 21 years before the discovery of 2062 Aten itself.
2018 PN22 has been classified by CNEOS as an (https://www.ibtimes.com/nasa-asteroid-tracker-will-1870ft-neo-collide-earth-tomorrow-2811758) Aten asteroid .
CNEOS has classified 2006 QQ23 as an (https://www.ibtimes.com/nasa-asteroid-tracker-two-colossal-hazardous-asteroids-skim-earth-within-two-days-2811492) Aten asteroid .
The following night he discovered his Aten asteroid. "The big professional search operations are proving to be tough competition, though," Tucker laments.
CNEOS has classified 2006 QQ23 as an Aten asteroid. Like other Aten asteroids, 2006 QQ23 orbits the Sun in an oval path.
According to the agency, 2006 QQ23 is an Aten asteroid, which means it orbits the Sun.
2006 QQ23 has been classified by CNEOS as an (https://www.ibtimes.com/nasa-asteroid-tracker-massive-850ft-potentially-hazardous-neo-headed-earth-today-2808857) Aten asteroid due to its orbit.
2010 PK9 is categorized as an (https://www.ibtimes.com/nasa-asteroid-tracker-massive-1870ft-hazardous-neo-could-hit-earth-year-2807275) Aten asteroid .
According to CNEOS' database, 2010 PK9 is an Aten asteroid. This means its orbit around the Sun intersects with that of Earth from time to time.
Dozens of Apollo and Aten asteroids orbit the Sun, and 1986 TO travels in a rather normal elliptic orbit.