Key Facts


500881 (2013 JM64) is a large asteroid whose orbit extends beyond the orbit of Neptune. NASA JPL has not classified 2013 JM64 as potentially hazardous because its orbit does not bring it close to Earth.

2013 JM64 orbits the sun every 102,000 days (279.26 years), coming as close as 40.43 AU and reaching as far as 44.75 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 2013 JM64 is probably between 60.891 to 136.157 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 99% of asteroids, very roughly comparable in size to the U.S. state of Delaware.

No Close Approaches

2013 JM64's orbit is 39.40 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.

Images and Observations

2013 JM64's orbit is determined by observations dating back to April 10, 2013. It was last officially observed on March 30, 2017. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 45 observations used to determine its orbit.

Accessibility and Exploration

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

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Orbital Elements

  • Epoch: 2459200.5 JD
  • Semi-major axis: 42.59 AU
  • Eccentricity: 0.0507
  • Inclination: 7.29°
  • Longitude of Ascending Node: 165.48°
  • Argument of Periapsis: 52.74°
  • Mean Anomaly: 31.71°

Physical Characteristics

  • Diameter: ~78.610 km
  • Magnitude: 8.2

Derived Characteristics

  • Orbit Period: 102,000 days (279.26 years)
  • Avg. Orbit Speed: 4.54 km/s
  • Aphelion Distance: 44.75 AU
  • Perihelion Distance: 40.43 AU

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Sky Map

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