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165659 Michaelhicks
Discovered by Near Earth Asteroid Tracking
Discovery date June 15, 2001
MPC designation 165659 Michaelhicks
Named after
Michael D. Hicks
2001 LZ6
main belt asteroid
Orbital characteristics
Aphelion 4.2224143 AU (631,664,188.4932 km)
Perihelion 1.9805059 AU (296,279,465.549 km)
3.1014601 AU (463,971,827.021 km)
Eccentricity 0.3614279
1995.0220874 days
5.46 years
Inclination 27.80568°
Physical characteristics

165659 Michaelhicks (called 2001 LZ6 before it was given a name) is a main belt asteroid. It was found by the Near Earth Asteroid Tracking team at Haleakalā on June 15, 2001. 165659 Michaelhicks is named after Michael D. Hicks, a scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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