The binary near-Earth Asteroid (175706) 1996 FG3 — An observational constraint on its orbital evolution

  title={The binary near-Earth Asteroid (175706) 1996 FG3 — An observational constraint on its orbital evolution},
  author={Petr Scheirich and Petr Pravec and Seth Andrew Jacobson and Josef vDurech and Peter Kuvsnir'ak and Kamil Hornoch and Stefano Mottola and Michael Mommert and Stephan Hellmich and Donald P. Pray and David Polishook and Yurij Krugly and Raguli Inasaridze and O. I. Kvaratskhelia and V. R. Ayvazian and Ivan G. Slyusarev and J. Pittichov'a and Emmanuel Jehin and Jean Manfroid and Micha{\"e}l Gillon and A. Gal'ad and J. T. Pollock and Javier Licandro and V'ictor Al'i-Lagoa and James W. Brinsfield and Igor Evgenevich Molotov},
Abstract Using our photometric observations taken between April 1996 and January 2013 and other published data, we derived properties of the binary near-Earth Asteroid (175706) 1996 FG3 including new measurements constraining evolution of the mutual orbit with potential consequences for the entire binary asteroid population. We also refined previously determined values of parameters of both components, making 1996 FG3 one of the most well understood binary asteroid systems. With our 17-year… Expand

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