Vyssotsky is a mid-sized asteroid orbiting between Mars and Jupiter within the inner portion of the asteroid belt. NASA JPL has not classified Vyssotsky as potentially hazardous because its orbit does not bring it close to Earth.
Vyssotsky orbits the sun every 918 days (2.51 years), coming as close as 1.78 AU and reaching as far as 1.92 AU from the sun. Vyssotsky is about 7.4 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 99% of asteroids, comparable in size to the San Francisco Bay.
The rotation of Vyssotsky has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 3.20 days.
Vyssotsky's orbit is 0.81 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.
Vyssotsky's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Oct. 22, 1947. It was last officially observed on Aug. 17, 2019. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 2,132 observations used to determine its orbit.
Scientists have been able to determine this object's shape.
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