Key Facts

Overview

Schorria is a small asteroid with an orbit that crosses the orbit of Mars. NASA JPL has not classified Schorria as potentially hazardous because its orbit does not bring it close to Earth.

Schorria orbits the sun every 964 days (2.64 years), coming as close as 1.61 AU and reaching as far as 2.21 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, Schorria is probably between 7.737 to 17.300 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than most asteroids, very roughly comparable in size to the city of Boston.

The rotation of Schorria has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 1265.00 days.

No Close Approaches

Schorria's orbit is 0.66 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that there is an very 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.

Images and Observations

Schorria's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Oct. 18, 1931. It was last officially observed on April 23, 2019. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 2,110 observations used to determine its orbit.

Accessibility and Exploration

This asteroid is not considered a viable target for human exploration by the NHATS study.

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Orbital Elements

  • Epoch: 2458600.5 JD
  • Semi-major axis: 1.91022025563 AU
  • Eccentricity: 0.15481339429
  • Inclination: 24.9983055783°
  • Longitude of Ascending Node: 12.9519745002°
  • Argument of Periapsis: 43.7833874697°
  • Mean Anomaly: 33.7793062735°

Physical Characteristics

  • Diameter: ~9.988 km
  • Magnitude: 12.68
  • Spectral type (Tholen): CX:

Derived Characteristics

  • Orbit Period: 964 days (2.64 years)
  • Avg. Orbit Speed: 21.55 km/s
  • Aphelion Distance: 2.21 AU
  • Perihelion Distance: 1.61 AU
  • Rotation Period: 1,265.00 days

Size Comparison

Orbit Simulation

Sky Map

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