6037 (1988 EG) is a small asteroid whose orbit crosses the orbit of Earth. NASA JPL has classified 1988 EG as a "Potentially Hazardous Asteroid" due to its predicted close pass(es) with Earth.
1988 EG orbits the sun every 524 days (1.43 years), coming as close as 0.64 AU and reaching as far as 1.91 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 1988 EG is probably between 0.421 to 0.942 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 1988 EG has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 2.76 hours.
1988 EG's orbit is 0.02 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.
1988 EG has 15 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|Aug. 23, 2023||6,081,596||14.252|
|Feb. 27, 2041||3,646,499||15.023|
|Aug. 24, 2056||9,573,507||13.306|
|Feb. 22, 2064||15,868,155||11.812|
|Aug. 22, 2079||5,116,353||14.822|
|Feb. 17, 2087||23,498,695||10.262|
|Aug. 27, 2102||10,483,974||13.109|
|Feb. 28, 2110||4,229,375||14.440|
|March 6, 2133||16,230,088||18.084|
|Aug. 18, 2138||15,082,866||17.680|
|March 7, 2156||20,997,587||19.041|
|Aug. 15, 2161||23,574,459||19.415|
|Aug. 27, 2171||9,265,240||13.362|
|Feb. 26, 2189||9,120,057||13.198|
|March 6, 2199||12,646,690||17.328|
1988 EG's orbit is determined by observations dating back to March 12, 1988. It was last officially observed on June 9, 2021. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 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 1988 EG 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.