Taurinensis is a large asteroid with an orbit that crosses the orbit of Mars. NASA JPL has not classified Taurinensis as potentially hazardous because its orbit does not bring it close to Earth.
Taurinensis orbits the sun every 1,180 days (3.23 years), coming as close as 1.63 AU and reaching as far as 2.74 AU from the sun. Taurinensis is about 23.1 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 99% of asteroids, comparable in size to the city of Indianapolis.
The rotation of Taurinensis has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 5.59 hours.
Taurinensis's orbit is 0.65 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that there is an very 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.
Taurinensis's orbit is determined by observations dating back to April 11, 1909. It was last officially observed on Jan. 19, 2021. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 3,123 observations used to determine its orbit.
Scientists have been able to determine this object's shape.
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