2000 SG344 is a very small asteroid whose orbit could bring it in close proximity to Earth. NASA JPL has classified 2000 SG344 as a "Near Earth Asteroid" due to its orbit's proximity to Earth, but it is not considered potentially hazardous because computer simulations have not indicated any imminent likelihood of future collision.
2000 SG344 orbits the sun every 353 days (0.97 years), coming as close as 0.91 AU and reaching as far as 1.04 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 2000 SG344 is probably between 0.020 to 0.089 kilometers in diameter, making it a small to average asteroid, very roughly comparable in size to a school bus or smaller.
2000 SG344's orbit is 0.00 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that its orbit is very close to Earth's orbit.
2000 SG344 has 7 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|May 7, 2028||2,931,731||2.034|
|Feb. 16, 2029||7,880,096||1.470|
|July 28, 2029||5,123,778||1.189|
|Nov. 21, 2029||6,776,516||1.255|
|Sept. 22, 2030||5,121,153||2.438|
|Sept. 16, 2031||26,840,096||6.704|
|May 8, 2068||18,718,414||5.089|
2000 SG344's orbit is determined by observations dating back to May 15, 1999. It was last officially observed on Oct. 3, 2000. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 31 observations used to determine its orbit.
2000 SG344 can be reached with a journey of 370 days. This trajectory would require a delta-v of 3.549 km/s. To put this into perspective, the delta-v to launch a rocket to Low-Earth Orbit is 9.7 km/s. There are 3,302,685 potential trajectories and launch windows to this asteroid.
See more at the NHATS Mission Trajectories table for 2000 SG344.
The position of 2000 SG344 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.
The below comparison is an artistic rendering that uses available data on the diameter of 2000 SG344 to create an approximate landscape rendering with New York City in the background. This approximation is built for full-resolution desktop browsers. Shape, color, and texture of asteroid are imagined.