8014 (1990 MF) is a small asteroid whose orbit crosses the orbit of Earth. NASA JPL has classified 1990 MF as a "Potentially Hazardous Asteroid" due to its predicted close pass(es) with Earth.
1990 MF orbits the sun every 843 days (2.31 years), coming as close as 0.95 AU and reaching as far as 2.54 AU from the sun. 1990 MF is about 0.7 kilometers in diameter, making it small in absolute terms, but larger than ~97% of asteroids, comparable in size to the Golden Gate Bridge.
1990 MF's orbit is 0.02 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.
1990 MF has 9 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|July 23, 2020||8,181,595||7.644|
|Aug. 31, 2050||9,028,611||7.570|
|Sept. 12, 2080||5,882,506||7.843|
|July 17, 2110||6,277,918||8.053|
|Oct. 10, 2133||20,173,628||12.948|
|July 3, 2140||7,820,219||10.006|
|Sept. 7, 2163||8,042,528||7.598|
|Oct. 7, 2186||13,378,053||11.492|
|June 25, 2193||19,259,982||12.602|
1990 MF's orbit is determined by observations dating back to June 14, 1990. It was last officially observed on July 5, 2020. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 827 observations used to determine its orbit.
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