7482 (1994 PC1) is a mid-sized asteroid whose orbit crosses the orbit of Earth. NASA JPL has classified 1994 PC1 as a "Potentially Hazardous Asteroid" due to its predicted close pass(es) with Earth.
1994 PC1 orbits the sun every 572 days (1.57 years), coming as close as 0.90 AU and reaching as far as 1.79 AU from the sun. 1994 PC1 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 1994 PC1 has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 2.60 hours.
1994 PC1's orbit is 0.00 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that its orbit is very close to Earth's orbit.
1994 PC1 has 8 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|Jan. 18, 2022||1,981,502||19.555|
|Jan. 25, 2058||22,405,092||18.578|
|Jan. 14, 2069||10,494,184||20.515|
|Jan. 18, 2105||2,328,046||19.854|
|Jan. 16, 2130||11,319,076||20.574|
|Jan. 10, 2155||29,610,583||22.446|
|Jan. 25, 2169||18,219,956||18.691|
|Jan. 20, 2194||4,233,394||19.394|
1994 PC1's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Sept. 22, 1974. It was last officially observed on June 1, 2022. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 1,262 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 1994 PC1 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.