(35396) 1997 XF11


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(35396) 1997 XF11, also written (35396) 1997 XF11, is a near-Earth and Mars-crosser asteroid which, 3 months after its discovery on December 6, 1997, by James V. Scotti of the University of Arizona's Spacewatch Project, was predicted to make an exceptionally close approach to Earth on 28 October 2028. Additional precovery observations of the asteroid from 1990 were quickly found that refined the orbit and it is now known the asteroid will pass the Earth on October 26, 2028, at a distance of {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}}, about 2.4 times the Earth-Moon distance.<ref name=Sormano /><ref name=neodys /><ref name=jpl-close /> During the close approach, the asteroid should peak at about apparent magnitude 8.2,<ref name="NEODyS2028" /> and will be visible in binoculars.<ref name="nasa-news" />

(35396) 1997 XF11 is estimated to be between 1.3 km and 2.8 km in diameter.<ref name=phys>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

This asteroid also regularly comes near the large asteroid Pallas.<ref name=neodys />

(35396) 1997 XF11 sections
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