Key Facts

  • Categorized as a Interior-Earth Asteroid
  • Comparable in size to the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Will pass within 29,849,050 km of Earth in 2090
  • Classified as a Near Earth Asteroid (NEA)
  • Not a Potentially Hazardous Object
  • See orbit simulation

Overview

413563 (2005 TG45) is a small asteroid with an orbit that is entirely confined within Earth's orbit. NASA JPL has classified 2005 TG45 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.

2005 TG45 orbits the sun every 205 days (0.56 years), coming as close as 0.43 AU and reaching as far as 0.93 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 2005 TG45 is probably between 0.803 to 1.795 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than most asteroids, very roughly comparable in size to the Golden Gate Bridge.

Close Approaches

2005 TG45's orbit is 0.20 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.

2005 TG45 has 5 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:

Date Distance from Earth (km) Velocity (km/s)
July 14, 2090 29,849,050 14.105
July 14, 2099 29,837,063 14.085
July 14, 2108 29,760,298 14.017
July 14, 2189 29,821,031 13.967
July 14, 2198 29,702,335 13.721

Images and Observations

2005 TG45's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Sept. 26, 2005. It was last officially observed on Sept. 22, 2018. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 181 observations used to determine its orbit.

Accessibility and Exploration

This asteroid is not considered a viable target for human exploration by the NHATS study.

Similar Objects

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Orbital Elements

  • Epoch: 2458600.5 JD
  • Semi-major axis: 0.681392702306 AU
  • Eccentricity: 0.372180682548
  • Inclination: 23.3364661046°
  • Longitude of Ascending Node: 273.436802352°
  • Argument of Periapsis: 230.416867983°
  • Mean Anomaly: 248.463216686°

Physical Characteristics

  • Diameter: ~1.036 km
  • Magnitude: 17.6

Derived Characteristics

  • Orbit Period: 205 days (0.56 years)
  • Avg. Orbit Speed: 36.08 km/s
  • Aphelion Distance: 0.93 AU
  • Perihelion Distance: 0.43 AU

Size Comparison

Orbit Simulation

Sky Map

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