136795 (1997 BQ) is a small asteroid whose orbit crosses the orbit of Earth. NASA JPL has classified 1997 BQ as a "Potentially Hazardous Asteroid" due to its predicted close pass(es) with Earth.
1997 BQ orbits the sun every 843 days (2.31 years), coming as close as 0.91 AU and reaching as far as 2.58 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 1997 BQ is probably between 0.638 to 1.426 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than ~97% of asteroids but small compared to large asteroids, very roughly comparable in size to the Golden Gate Bridge.
1997 BQ's orbit is 0.04 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that there is an wide berth between this asteroid and Earth at all times.
1997 BQ has 8 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|May 21, 2020||6,156,719||11.676|
|May 31, 2050||16,217,102||13.670|
|March 12, 2057||25,317,831||10.249|
|April 6, 2087||21,028,598||10.035|
|May 8, 2117||10,386,396||10.290|
|May 28, 2147||9,497,371||12.296|
|March 7, 2154||26,404,167||10.755|
|April 5, 2184||21,091,068||10.081|
1997 BQ's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Jan. 16, 1997. It was last officially observed on July 10, 2020. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 341 observations used to determine its orbit.
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The above comparison is an artistic rendering that uses available data on the diameter of 1997 BQ to create an approximate landscape rendering with Mount Everest in the background. This approximation is built for full-resolution desktop browsers. Shape, color, and texture of asteroid are imagined.