3200 Phaethon

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3200 Phaethon (1983 TB) is an active F-type asteroid. Phaethon was the first asteroid to be discovered using images from a spacecraft. Simon F. Green and John K. Davies discovered the asteroid on October 11, 1983, while researching data from the IRAS space telescope. It is the parent body of the Geminids meteor shower. Phaethon is the target of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) DESTINY+ mission, with a planned launch in 2024 and a flyby of Phaethon in 2028.

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