Discovered byLINEAR
Discovery dateJanuary 29, 2000
P/2000 B4
Orbital characteristics
EpochMarch 6, 2006
Aphelion29.15 AU
Perihelion6.852 AU
Semi-major axis18 AU
Orbital period76.37 a
Last perihelionJune 15, 2000
Next perihelion2075-Oct-14[1]
October 17, 2075[2][3][4]

165P/LINEAR is a periodic comet in the Solar System. 165P/LINEAR has a perihelion distance of 6.8 AU,[5] and is a Chiron-type comet with (TJupiter smaller than 3 and a semi-major axis larger than Jupiter's).[5]


  1. ^ "Horizons Batch for 165P/LINEAR on 2075-Oct-14" (Perihelion occurs when rdot flips from negative to positive). JPL Horizons. Retrieved 2022-06-22. (JPL#51 Soln.date: 2021-Apr-15)
  2. ^ "165P/LINEAR Orbit". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2014-06-18.
  3. ^ Syuichi Nakano (2005-06-30). "165P/LINEAR (2000 B4) (NK 1186)". OAA Computing and Minor Planet Sections. Retrieved 2012-02-20.
  4. ^ Seiichi Yoshida (2005-11-09). "165P/LINEAR". Seiichi Yoshida's Comet Catalog. Retrieved 2012-02-20.
  5. ^ a b "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 165P/LINEAR" (2003-04-25 last obs). Retrieved 2012-07-13.

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