302169 (2001 TD45) is a very small asteroid whose orbit could bring it in close proximity to Earth. NASA JPL has classified 2001 TD45 as a "Potentially Hazardous Asteroid" due to its predicted close pass(es) with Earth.
2001 TD45 orbits the sun every 260 days (0.71 years), coming as close as 0.18 AU and reaching as far as 1.42 AU from the sun. Its orbit is highly elliptical. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 2001 TD45 is probably between 0.278 to 0.622 kilometers in diameter, making it small in absolute terms, but larger than 90% of asteroids, very roughly comparable in size to the U.S. Capitol building.
2001 TD45's orbit is 0.03 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.
2001 TD45 has 19 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|Oct. 26, 2023||4,874,567||25.679|
|Oct. 24, 2028||20,209,359||22.764|
|Oct. 30, 2050||14,363,740||28.944|
|Oct. 27, 2055||5,478,530||25.548|
|Oct. 24, 2060||21,346,913||22.598|
|Nov. 2, 2077||27,635,910||31.873|
|Oct. 29, 2082||9,607,021||27.903|
|Oct. 26, 2087||9,192,023||24.706|
|Oct. 24, 2092||25,131,713||22.043|
|Nov. 2, 2109||24,728,077||31.232|
|Oct. 29, 2114||7,143,132||27.295|
|Oct. 27, 2119||12,370,909||24.098|
|Oct. 26, 2124||28,573,553||21.589|
|Nov. 1, 2141||20,764,137||30.360|
|Oct. 29, 2146||5,335,920||26.695|
|Oct. 27, 2151||14,517,882||23.716|
|Nov. 1, 2173||19,932,790||30.166|
|Oct. 29, 2178||5,172,104||26.551|
|Oct. 27, 2183||15,390,868||23.587|
2001 TD45's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Oct. 14, 2001. It was last officially observed on Oct. 23, 2019. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 106 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 TD45 to create an approximate landscape rendering. The approximation is built for full-resolution desktop browsers. Shape, color, and texture of asteroid are imagined.