Chariklo is a dwarf planet with an orbit between Jupiter and Neptune. NASA JPL has not classified Chariklo as potentially hazardous because its orbit does not bring it close to Earth.
Chariklo orbits the sun every 23,000 days (62.97 years), coming as close as 13.16 AU and reaching as far as 18.52 AU from the sun. Chariklo is about 302.0 kilometers in diameter, making it one of the largest objects, comparable in size to Portugal.
The rotation of Chariklo has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 7.00 hours.
Chariklo's orbit is 12.20 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that there is an extremely wide berth between this asteroid and Earth at all times.
Orbital simulations conducted by NASA JPL's CNEOS do not show any close approaches to Earth.
Chariklo's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Nov. 5, 1988. It was last officially observed on Oct. 7, 2020. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 889 observations used to determine its orbit.
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