19255 (1994 VK8) is a large asteroid whose orbit extends beyond the orbit of Neptune. NASA JPL has not classified 1994 VK8 as potentially hazardous because its orbit does not bring it close to Earth.
1994 VK8 orbits the sun every 102,000 days (279.26 years), coming as close as 41.29 AU and reaching as far as 43.97 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 1994 VK8 is probably between 105.817 to 236.614 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 99% of asteroids, very roughly comparable in size to the U.S. state of Connecticut.
The rotation of 1994 VK8 has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 4.70 hours.
1994 VK8's orbit is 40.30 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.
1994 VK8's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Dec. 24, 1995. It was last officially observed on Feb. 4, 2016. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 66 observations used to determine its orbit.
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