Key Facts

Overview

2013 CA134 is a large asteroid whose orbit extends beyond the orbit of Neptune. NASA JPL has not classified 2013 CA134 as potentially hazardous because its orbit does not bring it close to Earth.

2013 CA134 orbits the sun every 63,300 days (173.31 years), coming as close as 11.00 AU and reaching as far as 51.16 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 2013 CA134 is probably between 14.607 to 32.662 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 99% of asteroids, very roughly comparable in size to the city of Philadelphia.

No Close Approaches

2013 CA134's orbit is 10.00 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.

Images and Observations

2013 CA134's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Jan. 6, 2010. It was last officially observed on June 22, 2020. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 207 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: 2459200.5 JD
  • Semi-major axis: 31.08 AU
  • Eccentricity: 0.646
  • Inclination: 8.51°
  • Longitude of Ascending Node: 268.59°
  • Argument of Periapsis: 256.56°
  • Mean Anomaly: 15.65°

Physical Characteristics

  • Diameter: ~18.857 km
  • Magnitude: 11.3

Derived Characteristics

  • Orbit Period: 63,300 days (173.31 years)
  • Avg. Orbit Speed: 5.34 km/s
  • Aphelion Distance: 51.16 AU
  • Perihelion Distance: 11.00 AU

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