Mayall is a mid-sized asteroid orbiting between Mars and Jupiter within the inner portion of the asteroid belt. NASA JPL has not classified Mayall as potentially hazardous because its orbit does not bring it close to Earth.
Mayall orbits the sun every 947 days (2.59 years), coming as close as 1.68 AU and reaching as far as 2.10 AU from the sun. Mayall is about 8.3 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 99% of asteroids, comparable in size to the San Francisco Bay.
The rotation of Mayall has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 2.57 hours.
Mayall's spectral type S (Tholen) / S (SMASSII) indicates that it is likely to contain and .
Mayall's orbit is 0.69 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that there is a very 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.
Mayall's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Sept. 3, 1975. It was last officially observed on Nov. 2, 2022. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 2,468 observations used to determine its orbit.
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