Phaethon

(1983 TB )
CURRENT POSITION: 14 TAU 45
Incl: 22.25714
Eccent: 0.8897964
Period: 1.4336790046095 years
AU 1.2714166
Type: 9803

Discovery Chart

11.10.1983 01:38 IRAS 24e45 59n26 observations 1

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This object associated with the Geminid meteor stream has the smallest known perihelion distance for a body in a short-period orbit and is named for the son of Helios, who operated the solar chariot for a day, lost control of it and almost set fire to the Earth. (M 9771)

Discovered on 11-10-1983 in IRAS by IRAS

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17-07-1996Aviation company Enimex incorporated. Asteroid Phaethon conjunct Sun.