25330 (1999 KV4) is a mid-sized asteroid whose orbit crosses the orbit of Earth. NASA JPL has classified 1999 KV4 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.
1999 KV4 orbits the sun every 698 days (1.91 years), coming as close as 0.97 AU and reaching as far as 2.11 AU from the sun. 1999 KV4 is about 3.2 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 99% of asteroids, comparable in size to the island of Manhattan.
The rotation of 1999 KV4 has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 4.92 hours.
1999 KV4's orbit is 0.17 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.
1999 KV4 has 5 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|April 4, 2024||29,348,555||8.813|
|Dec. 15, 2067||26,437,370||9.503|
|April 6, 2089||28,348,327||10.547|
|Dec. 15, 2176||26,810,428||10.182|
|April 7, 2198||27,389,382||9.704|
1999 KV4's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Nov. 16, 1979. It was last officially observed on June 16, 2022. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 1,410 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 1999 KV4 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.