68347 (2001 KB67) is a very small asteroid whose orbit could bring it in close proximity to Earth. NASA JPL has classified 2001 KB67 as a "Potentially Hazardous Asteroid" due to its predicted close pass(es) with Earth.
2001 KB67 orbits the sun every 345 days (0.94 years), coming as close as 0.60 AU and reaching as far as 1.33 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 2001 KB67 is probably between 0.281 to 0.628 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 90% of asteroids but tiny compared to large asteroids, very roughly comparable in size to the U.S. Capitol building.
The rotation of 2001 KB67 has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 6.35 hours.
2001 KB67's orbit is 0.01 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.
2001 KB67 has 13 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|May 27, 2035||20,534,300||10.940|
|Oct. 25, 2038||29,746,130||14.190|
|May 30, 2051||3,321,976||14.175|
|May 27, 2068||10,426,993||12.263|
|June 2, 2084||17,798,087||16.753|
|May 29, 2101||6,184,241||12.928|
|June 2, 2117||12,923,558||15.904|
|May 29, 2134||8,319,707||12.600|
|June 6, 2150||26,563,914||18.345|
|May 29, 2151||23,883,801||10.584|
|Oct. 26, 2154||29,555,000||14.245|
|June 4, 2167||17,176,295||16.653|
|June 2, 2184||11,381,700||15.631|
2001 KB67's orbit is determined by observations dating back to May 30, 2001. It was last officially observed on Oct. 16, 2021. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 614 observations used to determine its orbit.
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