Key Facts


523764 (2014 WC510) is a large asteroid whose orbit extends beyond the orbit of Neptune. NASA JPL has not classified 2014 WC510 as potentially hazardous because its orbit does not bring it close to Earth.

2014 WC510 orbits the sun every 90,000 days (246.41 years), coming as close as 29.55 AU and reaching as far as 49.05 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 2014 WC510 is probably between 96.506 to 215.794 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 99% of asteroids, very roughly comparable in size to the U.S. state of Connecticut.

No Close Approaches

2014 WC510's orbit is 28.60 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 WC510's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Sept. 8, 2011. It was last officially observed on March 7, 2019. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 169 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: 2459396.5 JD
  • Semi-major axis: 39.3 AU
  • Eccentricity: 0.2481
  • Inclination: 19.54°
  • Longitude of Ascending Node: 194.39°
  • Argument of Periapsis: 288.83°
  • Mean Anomaly: 344.87°

Physical Characteristics

  • Diameter: ~124.589 km
  • Magnitude: 7.2

Derived Characteristics

  • Orbit Period: 90,000 days (246.41 years)
  • Avg. Orbit Speed: 4.75 km/s
  • Aphelion Distance: 49.05 AU
  • Perihelion Distance: 29.55 AU

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