52750 (1998 KK17) is a mid-sized asteroid whose orbit crosses the orbit of Earth. NASA JPL has classified 1998 KK17 as a "Near Earth Asteroid" due to its orbit's proximity to Earth, but it is not considered potentially hazardous because computer simulations have not indicated any imminent likelihood of future collision.
1998 KK17 orbits the sun every 623 days (1.71 years), coming as close as 0.68 AU and reaching as far as 2.18 AU from the sun. 1998 KK17 is about 1.1 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 99% of asteroids, comparable in size to the Golden Gate Bridge.
The rotation of 1998 KK17 has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 26.43 hours.
1998 KK17's orbit is 0.16 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that there is an 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.
1998 KK17's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Aug. 29, 1992. It was last officially observed on Sept. 7, 2021. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 1,135 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 1998 KK17 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.