2012 DZ98 is a large asteroid whose orbit extends beyond the orbit of Neptune. NASA JPL has not classified 2012 DZ98 as potentially hazardous because its orbit does not bring it close to Earth.
2012 DZ98 orbits the sun every 102,000 days (279.26 years), coming as close as 41.48 AU and reaching as far as 43.76 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 2012 DZ98 is probably between 133.216 to 297.879 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 99% of asteroids, very roughly comparable in size to the U.S. state of Massachusetts.
The rotation of 2012 DZ98 has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 5.10 hours.
2012 DZ98's orbit is 40.50 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.
2012 DZ98's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Jan. 6, 2006. It was last officially observed on Feb. 26, 2014. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 17 observations used to determine its orbit.
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