345705 (2006 VB14) is a very small asteroid whose orbit could bring it in close proximity to Earth. NASA JPL has classified 2006 VB14 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.
2006 VB14 orbits the sun every 245 days (0.67 years), coming as close as 0.44 AU and reaching as far as 1.09 AU from the sun. 2006 VB14 is about 0.4 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 90% of asteroids but tiny compared to large asteroids, comparable in size to the U.S. Capitol building.
The rotation of 2006 VB14 has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 3.20 hours.
2006 VB14's orbit is 0.08 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.
Orbital simulations conducted by NASA JPL's CNEOS do not show any close approaches to Earth.
2006 VB14's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Nov. 15, 2006. It was last officially observed on Jan. 12, 2021. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 1,281 observations used to determine its orbit.
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