Chaos is a very large asteroid whose orbit extends beyond the orbit of Neptune. NASA JPL has not classified Chaos as potentially hazardous because its orbit does not bring it close to Earth.
Chaos orbits the sun every 112,000 days (306.64 years), coming as close as 40.98 AU and reaching as far as 49.94 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, Chaos is probably between 291.444 to 651.688 kilometers in diameter, making it one of the largest objects, very roughly comparable in size to the U.S. state of Iowa.
Chaos's orbit is 40.00 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.
Chaos's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Oct. 17, 1991. It was last officially observed on Jan. 23, 2018. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 112 observations used to determine its orbit.
The position of Chaos 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.