Key Facts

  • Categorized as a Interior-Earth Asteroid
  • Comparable in size to a football field
  • Will pass within 29,862,543 km of Earth in 2020
  • Classified as a Near Earth Asteroid (NEA)
  • Not a Potentially Hazardous Object
  • See orbit simulation

Overview

2013 JX28 is a very small asteroid with an orbit that is entirely confined within Earth's orbit. NASA JPL has classified 2013 JX28 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.

2013 JX28 orbits the sun every 170 days (0.47 years), coming as close as 0.26 AU and reaching as far as 0.94 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 2013 JX28 is probably between 0.254 to 0.568 kilometers in diameter, making it a small to average asteroid, very roughly comparable in size to a football field.

Close Approaches

2013 JX28's orbit is 0.07 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.

2013 JX28 has 35 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:

Date Distance from Earth (km) Velocity (km/s)
April 18, 2020 29,862,543 14.847
May 1, 2021 19,633,014 12.980
April 19, 2027 20,561,860 12.493
May 1, 2028 29,109,402 15.402
April 21, 2034 13,277,300 10.855
April 25, 2041 10,166,168 10.401
April 29, 2048 12,707,093 11.190
April 19, 2054 29,638,469 14.805
May 2, 2055 19,843,072 13.023
April 19, 2061 20,126,233 12.419
May 1, 2062 29,614,377 15.530
April 21, 2068 12,913,191 10.771
April 26, 2075 10,117,877 10.405
April 30, 2082 13,310,551 11.360
April 18, 2088 28,543,020 14.546
May 2, 2089 20,831,401 13.273
April 19, 2095 19,167,784 12.190
April 23, 2102 12,402,371 10.708
April 27, 2109 10,141,467 10.456
May 1, 2116 13,786,779 11.461
April 20, 2122 27,794,346 14.357
May 3, 2123 21,519,513 13.425
April 20, 2129 18,341,728 12.026
April 23, 2136 11,747,415 10.591
April 29, 2143 10,355,684 10.535
May 2, 2150 15,211,816 11.817
April 20, 2156 25,709,987 13.859
May 3, 2157 23,562,351 13.951
April 22, 2163 16,710,067 11.632
April 25, 2170 11,050,553 10.488
April 29, 2177 10,671,922 10.659
May 2, 2184 16,149,340 12.053
April 20, 2190 24,392,667 13.528
May 4, 2191 24,885,750 14.262
April 22, 2197 15,710,587 11.443

Images and Observations

2013 JX28's orbit is determined by observations dating back to May 25, 2006. It was last officially observed on May 27, 2019. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 52 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: 2458600.5 JD
  • Semi-major axis: 0.600854558694 AU
  • Eccentricity: 0.564131064325
  • Inclination: 10.7618591243°
  • Longitude of Ascending Node: 39.9550727337°
  • Argument of Periapsis: 354.887300999°
  • Mean Anomaly: 97.8234523499°

Physical Characteristics

  • Diameter: ~0.328 km
  • Magnitude: 20.1

Derived Characteristics

  • Orbit Period: 170 days (0.47 years)
  • Avg. Orbit Speed: 38.42 km/s
  • Aphelion Distance: 0.94 AU
  • Perihelion Distance: 0.26 AU

Size Comparison

Orbit Simulation

Sky Map

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