Key Facts

  • Categorized as a Aten-class Asteroid
  • Comparable in size to a school bus or smaller
  • Will pass within 5,845,981 km of Earth in 2020
  • Classified as a Near Earth Asteroid (NEA)
  • Not a Potentially Hazardous Object
  • See orbit simulation

Overview

2010 GD35 is a very small asteroid whose orbit could bring it in close proximity to Earth. NASA JPL has classified 2010 GD35 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.

2010 GD35 orbits the sun every 244 days (0.67 years), coming as close as 0.40 AU and reaching as far as 1.13 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 2010 GD35 is probably between 0.032 to 0.071 kilometers in diameter, making it a small to average asteroid, very roughly comparable in size to a school bus or smaller.

Close Approaches

2010 GD35's orbit is 0.04 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that there is an wide berth between this asteroid and Earth at all times.

2010 GD35 has 43 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:

Date Distance from Earth (km) Velocity (km/s)
March 29, 2020 5,845,981 12.019
March 29, 2022 6,768,794 12.513
March 28, 2024 8,831,522 13.130
March 29, 2026 12,123,605 13.965
March 28, 2028 16,351,005 14.957
March 30, 2030 21,252,013 16.062
March 30, 2032 26,695,812 17.275
May 28, 2081 26,179,724 16.259
May 29, 2083 21,917,123 15.083
May 29, 2085 18,530,497 14.054
May 29, 2087 16,031,224 13.149
May 28, 2089 14,520,757 12.323
May 27, 2091 14,029,373 11.587
May 24, 2093 14,406,869 11.011
May 22, 2095 15,396,440 10.557
May 18, 2097 16,568,878 10.264
May 15, 2099 17,697,546 10.114
May 12, 2101 18,647,524 10.007
May 8, 2103 19,298,647 9.991
May 3, 2105 19,635,098 9.962
April 30, 2107 19,537,387 9.965
April 25, 2109 19,074,969 9.970
April 22, 2111 18,271,264 9.960
April 17, 2113 17,124,898 10.006
April 14, 2115 15,686,807 10.034
April 11, 2117 14,027,319 10.138
April 8, 2119 12,186,292 10.301
April 5, 2121 10,225,792 10.505
April 4, 2123 8,568,902 10.777
April 2, 2125 7,240,938 11.041
April 2, 2127 6,240,898 11.287
April 1, 2129 5,596,662 11.562
April 1, 2131 5,344,849 11.832
March 31, 2133 5,530,599 12.117
March 31, 2135 6,470,993 12.537
March 30, 2137 8,579,407 13.169
March 30, 2139 12,076,420 14.016
March 30, 2141 16,436,744 15.003
March 31, 2143 21,548,154 16.159
April 1, 2145 27,101,479 17.416
May 29, 2194 28,092,858 16.642
May 29, 2196 23,767,740 15.493
May 30, 2198 20,086,816 14.409

Images and Observations

2010 GD35's orbit is determined by observations dating back to April 12, 2010. It was last officially observed on April 14, 2018. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 57 observations used to determine its orbit.

Accessibility and Exploration

This asteroid is not considered a viable target for human exploration by the NHATS study.

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Orbital Elements

  • Epoch: 2456454.5 JD
  • Semi-major axis: 0.7641 AU
  • Eccentricity: 0.482
  • Inclination: 7.71°
  • Longitude of Ascending Node: 25.36°
  • Argument of Periapsis: 13.66°
  • Mean Anomaly: 43.93°

Physical Characteristics

  • Diameter: ~0.041 km
  • Magnitude: 24.6

Derived Characteristics

  • Orbit Period: 244 days (0.67 years)
  • Avg. Orbit Speed: 34.07 km/s
  • Aphelion Distance: 1.13 AU
  • Perihelion Distance: 0.40 AU

Size Comparison

Orbit Simulation

Sky Map

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