Key Facts


Schorria is a mid-sized 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 6.117 to 13.679 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 99% of asteroids, very roughly comparable in size to the San Francisco Bay.

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

No Close Approaches

Schorria's orbit is 0.66 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that there is a 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 July 2, 2023. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 3,609 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: 2460200.5 JD
  • Semi-major axis: 1.91 AU
  • Eccentricity: 0.1547
  • Inclination: 25.0°
  • Longitude of Ascending Node: 12.92°
  • Argument of Periapsis: 43.85°
  • Mean Anomaly: 271.04°

Physical Characteristics

  • Diameter: ~7.897 km
  • Magnitude: 13.19
  • 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 hours

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