Key Facts

Overview

523708 (2014 JB80) is a large asteroid with an orbit between Jupiter and Neptune. NASA JPL has not classified 2014 JB80 as potentially hazardous because its orbit does not bring it close to Earth.

2014 JB80 orbits the sun every 31,200 days (85.42 years), coming as close as 12.67 AU and reaching as far as 26.11 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 2014 JB80 is probably between 20.163 to 45.086 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 99% of asteroids, very roughly comparable in size to the city of Indianapolis.

No Close Approaches

2014 JB80's orbit is 11.70 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

2014 JB80's orbit is determined by observations dating back to April 28, 2011. It was last officially observed on Aug. 28, 2019. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 107 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: 2459000.5 JD
  • Semi-major axis: 19.39 AU
  • Eccentricity: 0.3464
  • Inclination: 13.35°
  • Longitude of Ascending Node: 131.58°
  • Argument of Periapsis: 153.74°
  • Mean Anomaly: 10.24°

Physical Characteristics

  • Diameter: ~26.030 km
  • Magnitude: 10.6

Derived Characteristics

  • Orbit Period: 31,200 days (85.42 years)
  • Avg. Orbit Speed: 6.76 km/s
  • Aphelion Distance: 26.11 AU
  • Perihelion Distance: 12.67 AU

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