231937 (2001 FO32) is a small asteroid whose orbit crosses the orbit of Earth. NASA JPL has classified 2001 FO32 as a "Potentially Hazardous Asteroid" due to its predicted close pass(es) with Earth.
2001 FO32 orbits the sun every 809 days (2.21 years), coming as close as 0.30 AU and reaching as far as 3.10 AU from the sun. Its orbit is highly elliptical. 2001 FO32 is about 0.6 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than ~97% of asteroids but small compared to large asteroids, comparable in size to the Golden Gate Bridge.
The rotation of 2001 FO32 has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 39.91 hours.
2001 FO32's orbit is 0.00 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that its orbit is relatively close to Earth's orbit.
2001 FO32 has 5 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|March 21, 2021||2,016,420||34.413|
|March 22, 2052||2,832,944||33.529|
|March 23, 2103||3,159,131||34.445|
|March 25, 2134||7,156,069||32.788|
|March 20, 2185||11,444,962||35.852|
2001 FO32's orbit is determined by observations dating back to March 23, 2001. It was last officially observed on Dec. 1, 2022. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 249 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 2001 FO32 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.