45721 (2000 GZ42) is a mid-sized asteroid that orbits between Mars and Jupiter in the outer reaches of the main asteroid belt. NASA JPL has not classified 2000 GZ42 as potentially hazardous because its orbit does not bring it close to Earth.
2000 GZ42 orbits the sun every 2,710 days (7.42 years), coming as close as 3.52 AU and reaching as far as 4.10 AU from the sun. 2000 GZ42 is about 8.5 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 99% of asteroids, comparable in size to the San Francisco Bay.
The rotation of 2000 GZ42 has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 6.00 hours.
2000 GZ42's orbit is 2.51 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.
2000 GZ42's orbit is determined by observations dating back to July 22, 1995. It was last officially observed on June 16, 2022. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 1,435 observations used to determine its orbit.
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