5189 (1990 UQ) is a small asteroid whose orbit crosses the orbit of Earth. NASA JPL has classified 1990 UQ as a "Potentially Hazardous Asteroid" due to its predicted close pass(es) with Earth.
1990 UQ orbits the sun every 706 days (1.93 years), coming as close as 0.81 AU and reaching as far as 2.29 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 1990 UQ is probably between 0.715 to 1.600 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 1990 UQ has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 6.65 hours.
1990 UQ's orbit is 0.04 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.
1990 UQ has 16 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|May 6, 2021||10,208,552||13.495|
|Oct. 1, 2046||16,318,757||15.677|
|July 30, 2048||29,910,806||10.934|
|May 14, 2050||12,051,300||11.279|
|Sept. 21, 2077||7,638,498||12.074|
|May 3, 2081||14,759,347||14.964|
|Sept. 27, 2106||7,887,368||13.504|
|May 7, 2110||11,271,200||13.942|
|Sept. 22, 2135||8,384,325||11.817|
|July 2, 2137||29,871,205||10.820|
|May 1, 2139||22,703,421||16.787|
|Oct. 6, 2162||21,655,655||16.798|
|Aug. 5, 2164||29,471,861||10.854|
|May 15, 2166||10,853,922||11.639|
|Sept. 30, 2191||9,947,651||14.155|
|May 11, 2195||9,439,428||12.895|
1990 UQ's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Oct. 20, 1990. It was last officially observed on Jan. 31, 2022. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 1,540 observations used to determine its orbit.
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The above comparison is an artistic rendering that uses available data on the diameter of 1990 UQ to create an approximate landscape rendering with Mount Everest in the background. This approximation is built for full-resolution desktop browsers. Shape, color, and texture of asteroid are imagined.