261081 (2005 SH225) is a mid-sized asteroid orbiting between Mars and Jupiter in the main portion of the asteroid belt. NASA JPL has not classified 2005 SH225 as potentially hazardous because its orbit does not bring it close to Earth.
2005 SH225 orbits the sun every 1,630 days (4.46 years), coming as close as 2.22 AU and reaching as far as 3.19 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 2005 SH225 is probably between 1.530 to 3.420 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 99% of asteroids, very roughly comparable in size to Mount Everest.
2005 SH225's orbit is 1.25 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that there is an extremely 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.
2005 SH225's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Dec. 18, 2001. It was last officially observed on April 19, 2020. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 323 observations used to determine its orbit.
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