Chicago is a large asteroid that orbits between Mars and Jupiter in the outer reaches of the main asteroid belt. NASA JPL has not classified Chicago as potentially hazardous because its orbit does not bring it close to Earth.
Chicago orbits the sun every 2,810 days (7.69 years), coming as close as 3.80 AU and reaching as far as 4.00 AU from the sun. Chicago is about 198.8 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 99% of asteroids, comparable in size to the U.S. state of Maryland.
The rotation of Chicago has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 7.36 hours.
Chicago's orbit is 2.78 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.
Chicago's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Aug. 24, 1892. It was last officially observed on July 4, 2023. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 4,221 observations used to determine its orbit.
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