2016 AJ193 is a mid-sized asteroid whose orbit crosses the orbit of Earth. NASA JPL has classified 2016 AJ193 as a "Potentially Hazardous Asteroid" due to its predicted close pass(es) with Earth.
2016 AJ193 orbits the sun every 2,150 days (5.89 years), coming as close as 0.60 AU and reaching as far as 5.92 AU from the sun. Its orbit is highly elliptical. 2016 AJ193 is about 1.4 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 99% of asteroids, comparable in size to the U.S. Pentagon.
2016 AJ193's orbit is 0.01 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.
2016 AJ193 has 2 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|Aug. 21, 2021||3,427,426||26.169|
|Aug. 19, 2080||6,999,665||24.713|
2016 AJ193's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Feb. 16, 2010. It was last officially observed on Aug. 21, 2021. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 462 observations used to determine its orbit.
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The above comparison is an artistic rendering that uses available data on the diameter of 2016 AJ193 to create an approximate landscape rendering with Mount Everest in the background. This approximation is built for full-resolution desktop browsers. Shape, color, and texture of asteroid are imagined.