Key Facts

  • Categorized as a Aten-class Asteroid
  • Comparable in size to the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Will pass within 28,850,894 km of Earth in 2019
  • Classified as a Near Earth Asteroid (NEA)
  • Not a Potentially Hazardous Object
  • See orbit simulation

Overview

86667 (2000 FO10) is a mid-sized asteroid whose orbit could bring it in close proximity to Earth. NASA JPL has classified 2000 FO10 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.

2000 FO10 orbits the sun every 291 days (0.80 years), coming as close as 0.35 AU and reaching as far as 1.37 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 2000 FO10 is probably between 0.803 to 1.795 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 99% of asteroids, very roughly comparable in size to the Golden Gate Bridge.

The rotation of 2000 FO10 has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 26.00 days.

Close Approaches

2000 FO10's orbit is 0.13 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.

2000 FO10 has 24 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:

Date Distance from Earth (km) Velocity (km/s)
March 3, 2019 28,850,894 19.047
March 2, 2023 28,468,848 16.502
May 15, 2024 29,537,155 14.765
May 18, 2028 22,330,314 16.247
May 18, 2032 20,138,090 18.427
May 17, 2036 25,727,358 21.121
March 3, 2066 28,411,942 18.773
March 2, 2070 28,729,850 16.240
May 17, 2071 28,694,204 14.889
May 19, 2075 21,806,981 16.465
May 19, 2079 20,573,038 18.770
May 17, 2083 27,071,523 21.507
March 4, 2113 27,951,693 18.357
March 4, 2117 29,177,173 15.960
May 18, 2118 27,640,677 15.070
May 21, 2122 21,331,035 16.728
May 20, 2126 21,127,919 19.100
May 18, 2130 28,272,788 21.827
March 4, 2160 27,862,587 18.364
March 4, 2164 28,991,907 16.007
May 18, 2165 27,922,472 15.018
May 21, 2169 21,655,928 16.644
May 20, 2173 20,994,530 18.893
May 18, 2177 27,505,198 21.583

Images and Observations

2000 FO10's orbit is determined by observations dating back to May 11, 1988. It was last officially observed on Jan. 24, 2020. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 1,052 observations used to determine its orbit.

Accessibility and Exploration

This asteroid is not considered a viable target for human exploration by the NHATS study.

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Orbital Elements

  • Epoch: 2459000.5 JD
  • Semi-major axis: 0.8594 AU
  • Eccentricity: 0.5946
  • Inclination: 14.29°
  • Longitude of Ascending Node: 208.34°
  • Argument of Periapsis: 172.46°
  • Mean Anomaly: 274.91°

Physical Characteristics

  • Diameter: ~1.036 km
  • Magnitude: 17.6

Derived Characteristics

  • Orbit Period: 291 days (0.80 years)
  • Avg. Orbit Speed: 32.13 km/s
  • Aphelion Distance: 1.37 AU
  • Perihelion Distance: 0.35 AU
  • Rotation Period: 26.00 days

Size Comparison

Orbit Simulation

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