Hilda is a large asteroid that orbits between Mars and Jupiter in the outer reaches of the main asteroid belt. NASA JPL has not classified Hilda as potentially hazardous because its orbit does not bring it close to Earth.
Hilda orbits the sun every 2,890 days (7.91 years), coming as close as 3.42 AU and reaching as far as 4.53 AU from the sun. Hilda is about 170.6 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 99% of asteroids, comparable in size to the U.S. state of Massachusetts.
The rotation of Hilda has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 5.96 hours.
Hilda's spectral type P (Tholen) / X (SMASSII) indicates that it is likely to contain iron, nickel, and cobalt.
Hilda's orbit is 2.41 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.
Hilda's orbit is determined by observations dating back to May 15, 1880. It was last officially observed on Sept. 9, 2022. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 4,044 observations used to determine its orbit.
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