(237442) 1999 TA10


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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} (237442) 1999 TA10, provisionally known as 1999 TA10, is a near-Earth object (NEO) from the Amor asteroid group.<ref name=jpldata/> It is suspected of being an inner fragment of the differentiated asteroid 4 Vesta.<ref name="MAX">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Given an absolute magnitude (H) of 17.9,<ref name=jpldata/> and that the albedo is unknown, this NEO could vary from 500 to 1500 meters in diameter.<ref name="h"/>

1999 TA10 was discovered on 5 October 1999 at apparent magnitude 17.7,<ref name="MPEC1999-T43"/> when it was only 0.39 AU from Earth.<ref name=jpl-close>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> In 2010, it came within 0.3 AU of Earth.<ref name=jpl-close/> During the 2010 close approach, NASA Infrared Telescope Facility (NASA IRTF) studies suggested that 1999 TA10 originated from the interior of Vesta.<ref name="MAX"/> The next close approach will be in 2023.<ref name=jpl-close/> In 2086, it will come within {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} of Mars.<ref name=jpl-close/>

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