(137108) 1999 AN10


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(137108) 1999 AN10 is an Apollo near-Earth asteroid (NEA) discovered by LINEAR on January 13, 1999.<ref name=Hannu/>

On August 7, 2027, this NEA will pass within {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} (~1 lunar distance) of the Earth.<ref name="Sormano"/><ref name=jpl-close/><ref name="neodys"/><ref name="MPEC1999"/> During the close approach, the asteroid should peak at about apparent magnitude 7.3,<ref name="NEODyS2027"/> and will be visible in binoculars.

1999 AN10 has a well determined orbit with an observation arc of 58 years.<ref name="jpldata"/> It was found by Andreas Doppler and Arno Gn├Ądig in precovery images from 1955.<ref name="jpldata"/> When 1999 AN10 only had an observation arc of 123 days, there was a 1 in 10 million chance that it could return on an impact trajectory in 2039.<ref name="JPL_Neop"/>

On August 7, 1946, the asteroid passed {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} from Earth and then {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} from the Moon.<ref name=jpl-close/>

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