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Tracks of asteroid (33342) 1998 WT24

(33342) 1998 WT24 is an Aten asteroid with a diameter of about 900 meters, located in Venus's zone of influence that has frequent close encounters with Mercury, Venus, and Earth.<ref name=jpldata/> It is also one of the best studied potentially hazardous asteroids and was the 10th Aten to be numbered. The asteroid will make a close approach to Earth in early December 2015, and will reach about apparent magnitude 11.<ref name="NEODyS2015"/>


(33342) 1998 WT24 sections
Intro  Low aphelion  Venus zone of influence  Record close encounter  Frequent inner-planet encounters  Physical characteristics  Future flyby candidate   References   External links  

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Tracks of asteroid (33342) 1998 WT24

(33342) 1998 WT24 is an Aten asteroid with a diameter of about 900 meters, located in Venus's zone of influence that has frequent close encounters with Mercury, Venus, and Earth.<ref name=jpldata/> It is also one of the best studied potentially hazardous asteroids and was the 10th Aten to be numbered. The asteroid will make a close approach to Earth in early December 2015, and will reach about apparent magnitude 11.<ref name="NEODyS2015"/>


(33342) 1998 WT24 sections
Intro  Low aphelion  Venus zone of influence  Record close encounter  Frequent inner-planet encounters  Physical characteristics  Future flyby candidate   References   External links  

PREVIOUS: IntroNEXT: Low aphelion
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