2019 TA7 is a very small asteroid whose orbit could bring it in close proximity to Earth. NASA JPL has classified 2019 TA7 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.
2019 TA7 orbits the sun every 240 days (0.66 years), coming as close as 0.41 AU and reaching as far as 1.10 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 2019 TA7 is probably between 0.015 to 0.033 kilometers in diameter, making it a small to average asteroid, very roughly comparable in size to a school bus or smaller.
2019 TA7's orbit is 0.01 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that its orbit is relatively close to Earth's orbit.
2019 TA7 has 10 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|Oct. 14, 2019||1,504,433||10.604|
|Oct. 14, 2021||23,607,254||15.542|
|Aug. 17, 2036||15,854,033||13.354|
|Oct. 15, 2044||16,710,248||14.025|
|Aug. 18, 2061||11,699,451||12.269|
|Aug. 28, 2063||10,955,147||9.139|
|Oct. 12, 2067||3,927,644||9.835|
|Oct. 16, 2069||14,542,537||13.537|
|Aug. 18, 2086||22,108,083||14.901|
|Aug. 19, 2088||7,694,111||10.691|
2019 TA7's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Oct. 9, 2019. It was last officially observed on Oct. 13, 2019. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 21 observations used to determine its orbit.
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