36017 (1999 ND43) is a small asteroid whose orbit approaches the orbit of Earth but does not cross it. NASA JPL has classified 1999 ND43 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.
1999 ND43 orbits the sun every 687 days (1.88 years), coming as close as 1.04 AU and reaching as far as 2.00 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 1999 ND43 is probably between 0.390 to 0.871 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than ~97% of asteroids but small compared to large asteroids, very roughly comparable in size to the Golden Gate Bridge.
The rotation of 1999 ND43 has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 5.79 hours.
1999 ND43's orbit is 0.08 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that there is a wide berth between this asteroid and Earth at all times.
1999 ND43 has 7 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|Sept. 18, 2046||15,619,890||6.385|
|Oct. 23, 2061||19,320,962||5.085|
|Sept. 15, 2093||20,398,785||7.509|
|Oct. 18, 2108||16,910,068||4.473|
|Sept. 18, 2140||17,631,687||6.837|
|Oct. 29, 2155||20,887,121||5.490|
|Sept. 23, 2187||14,056,241||5.848|
1999 ND43's orbit is determined by observations dating back to July 14, 1999. It was last officially observed on April 7, 2021. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 955 observations used to determine its orbit.
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The below comparison is an artistic rendering that uses available data on the diameter of 1999 ND43 to create an approximate landscape rendering with New York City in the background. This approximation is built for full-resolution desktop browsers. Shape, color, and texture of asteroid are imagined.