Adonis (minor planet 2101)
A small asteroid that is a member of the Apollo group; it was discovered by Eugene Delaporte in 1936. Adonis was the second Apollo asteroid to be found and may be an extinct comet. In 1937 it came to within 2 million km of the Earth, but was then lost until recovered in 1977, by Charles Kowal, following recomputation of its orbit.
Related category• NOTABLE ASTEROIDS, CENTAURS, AND KUIPER BELT OBJECTS
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