6611 (1993 VW) is a mid-sized asteroid whose orbit crosses the orbit of Earth. NASA JPL has classified 1993 VW 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.
1993 VW orbits the sun every 807 days (2.21 years), coming as close as 0.87 AU and reaching as far as 2.52 AU from the sun. 1993 VW is about 1.4 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 99% of asteroids, comparable in size to the U.S. Pentagon.
The rotation of 1993 VW has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 2.56 hours.
1993 VW's orbit is 0.06 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.
1993 VW has 10 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|Jan. 2, 2036||18,138,998||10.085|
|March 21, 2047||23,009,608||8.554|
|April 27, 2058||15,752,488||14.095|
|Jan. 22, 2089||24,375,798||8.316|
|April 14, 2100||12,118,864||10.043|
|Dec. 24, 2130||22,082,573||13.865|
|Feb. 7, 2142||26,277,159||8.543|
|April 16, 2153||10,758,976||10.320|
|May 3, 2164||26,112,712||16.331|
|Jan. 8, 2195||20,035,597||9.475|
1993 VW's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Nov. 15, 1982. It was last officially observed on Sept. 11, 2021. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 1,202 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 1993 VW 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.