Key Facts

  • Classified as a Apollo-class Asteroid
  • Comparable in size to a football field (0.23 km diameter)
  • Will pass within 44,355,135 km of Earth in 2019
  • Classified as a Near Earth Asteroid (NEA)
  • Not a Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (PHA)
  • See orbit simulation

Overview

2014 JL25 is a very small asteroid whose orbit crosses the orbit of Earth. NASA JPL has classified 2014 JL25 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 collision.

2014 JL25 orbits the sun every 1,801 days (4.93 years), coming as close as 0.99 AU and reaching as far as 4.80 AU from the sun. 2014 JL25 is about 0.2 kilometers in diameter, making it a small to average asteroid, comparable in size to a football field.

Close Approaches

2014 JL25's orbit is 0.02 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that there is a wide berth between this asteroid and Earth at all times.

2014 JL25 has 6 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:

Date Distance from Earth (km) Velocity (km/s)
April 15, 2019 44,355,135 17.642
June 22, 2075 69,196,135 17.298
June 5, 2111 18,281,825 12.067
July 19, 2136 63,729,553 21.463
June 20, 2141 22,244,297 14.421
July 3, 2146 48,965,458 17.260

Images and Observations

2014 JL25's orbit is determined by observations dating back to May 4, 2014. It was last officially observed on June 6, 2014. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 54 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: 2.89710035387 AU
  • Eccentricity: 0.657389546981
  • Inclination: 15.7644538357°
  • Longitude of Ascending Node: 70.0800317874°
  • Argument of Periapsis: 172.151839242°
  • Mean Anomaly: 358.549978036°

Physical Characteristics

  • Diameter: 0.22800 km
  • Magnitude: 23.0
  • Albedo: 0.021

Derived Characteristics

  • Orbit Period: 1,801 days (4.93 years)
  • Avg. Orbit Speed: 17.50 km/s
  • Aphelion Distance: 4.80 AU
  • Perihelion Distance: 0.99 AU

Size Comparison

Orbit Simulation

Sky Map

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