Key Facts


523756 (2014 WD509) is a very large asteroid whose orbit extends beyond the orbit of Neptune. NASA JPL has not classified 2014 WD509 as potentially hazardous because its orbit does not bring it close to Earth.

2014 WD509 orbits the sun every 106,000 days (290.21 years), coming as close as 41.69 AU and reaching as far as 45.75 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 2014 WD509 is probably between 175.612 to 392.681 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 99% of asteroids, very roughly comparable in size to the U.S. state of Maryland.

No Close Approaches

2014 WD509's orbit is 40.70 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 WD509's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Oct. 8, 2010. It was last officially observed on Dec. 10, 2020. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 152 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: 43.72 AU
  • Eccentricity: 0.0464
  • Inclination: 1.34°
  • Longitude of Ascending Node: 201.57°
  • Argument of Periapsis: 255.85°
  • Mean Anomaly: 325.73°

Physical Characteristics

  • Diameter: ~226.715 km
  • Magnitude: 5.9

Derived Characteristics

  • Orbit Period: 106,000 days (290.21 years)
  • Avg. Orbit Speed: 4.49 km/s
  • Aphelion Distance: 45.75 AU
  • Perihelion Distance: 41.69 AU

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