Key Facts

  • Categorized as a Apollo-class Asteroid
  • Comparable in size to the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Will pass within 15,290,954 km of Earth in 2025
  • Classified as a Near Earth Asteroid (NEA)
  • Not a Potentially Hazardous Object
  • See orbit simulation

Overview

9058 (1992 JB) is a small asteroid whose orbit crosses the orbit of Earth. NASA JPL has classified 1992 JB 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.

1992 JB orbits the sun every 709 days (1.94 years), coming as close as 1.00 AU and reaching as far as 2.12 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 1992 JB is probably between 0.665 to 1.486 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than ~97% of asteroids but small compared to large asteroids, very roughly comparable in size to the Golden Gate Bridge.

Close Approaches

1992 JB's orbit is 0.09 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.

1992 JB has 6 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:

Date Distance from Earth (km) Velocity (km/s)
April 21, 2025 15,290,954 11.669
April 11, 2060 25,120,944 8.970
April 18, 2093 12,994,844 10.275
April 24, 2126 16,666,185 11.995
April 14, 2161 22,136,684 9.161
April 20, 2194 12,394,506 10.432

Images and Observations

1992 JB's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Jan. 9, 1992. It was last officially observed on July 30, 2022. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 522 observations used to determine its orbit.

Accessibility and Exploration

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

Similar Objects

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Orbital Elements

  • Epoch: 2459800.5 JD
  • Semi-major axis: 1.557 AU
  • Eccentricity: 0.3596
  • Inclination: 16.09°
  • Longitude of Ascending Node: 218.3°
  • Argument of Periapsis: 307.08°
  • Mean Anomaly: 238.86°

Physical Characteristics

  • Diameter: ~0.858 km
  • Magnitude: 18.01

Derived Characteristics

  • Orbit Period: 709 days (1.94 years)
  • Avg. Orbit Speed: 23.89 km/s
  • Aphelion Distance: 2.12 AU
  • Perihelion Distance: 1.00 AU

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Size Rendering

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