29075 (1950 DA) is a mid-sized asteroid whose orbit crosses the orbit of Earth. NASA JPL has classified 1950 DA as a "Potentially Hazardous Asteroid" due to its predicted close pass(es) with Earth.
1950 DA orbits the sun every 809 days (2.21 years), coming as close as 0.84 AU and reaching as far as 2.56 AU from the sun. 1950 DA is about 2.0 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 99% of asteroids, comparable in size to Mount Everest.
The rotation of 1950 DA has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 2.12 hours.
1950 DA's orbit is 0.04 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that there is an wide berth between this asteroid and Earth at all times.
1950 DA has 5 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|March 2, 2032||11,332,558||15.580|
|March 19, 2074||14,280,690||12.090|
|March 10, 2105||5,432,850||13.803|
|March 11, 2136||6,372,032||13.356|
|March 8, 2187||5,270,438||14.299|
NASA Sentry has assessed impact risk for 1 very close approach scenarios. Here are the top scenarios ordered by probability of impact:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Distance Error (km)||Probability of Impact (%)||Impact Energy (Mt)|
|March 16, 2880||237.54||±6.42||0.01200||75380.0|
1950 DA's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Feb. 23, 1950. It was last officially observed on Sept. 24, 2021. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 844 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 1950 DA 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.