7025 (1993 QA) is a very small asteroid whose orbit crosses the orbit of Earth. NASA JPL has classified 1993 QA 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 QA orbits the sun every 655 days (1.79 years), coming as close as 1.01 AU and reaching as far as 1.94 AU from the sun. 1993 QA is about 0.5 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 90% of asteroids but tiny compared to large asteroids, comparable in size to the Golden Gate Bridge.
The rotation of 1993 QA has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 2.51 hours.
1993 QA'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 QA has 5 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|Feb. 8, 2048||9,388,474||8.188|
|Feb. 10, 2100||9,698,866||8.523|
|Jan. 27, 2109||24,949,498||7.551|
|Feb. 17, 2152||20,500,598||10.466|
|Feb. 6, 2161||11,787,397||7.692|
1993 QA's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Aug. 16, 1993. It was last officially observed on Jan. 7, 2021. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 665 observations used to determine its orbit.
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The below comparison is an artistic rendering that uses available data on the diameter of 1993 QA to create an approximate landscape rendering with New York City in the background. This approximation is built for full-resolution desktop browsers. Shape, color, and texture of asteroid are imagined.