Mette is a mid-sized asteroid with an orbit that crosses the orbit of Mars. NASA JPL has not classified Mette as potentially hazardous because its orbit does not bring it close to Earth.
Mette orbits the sun every 922 days (2.52 years), coming as close as 1.66 AU and reaching as far as 2.04 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, Mette is probably between 7.666 to 17.141 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 99% of asteroids, very roughly comparable in size to the city of Boston.
The rotation of Mette has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 2.98 hours.
Mette's orbit is 0.72 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.
Mette's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Feb. 23, 1955. It was last officially observed on Jan. 25, 2021. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 2,715 observations used to determine its orbit.
The position of Mette is indicated by a ◯ pink circle. Note that the object may not be in your current field of view. Use the controls below to adjust position, location, and time.