14P/Wolf is a mid-sized comet whose orbit features a relatively short period, low inclination, and is controlled by Jupiter's gravitational effects. NASA JPL has not classified 14P/Wolf as potentially hazardous because its orbit does not bring it close to Earth.
14P/Wolf orbits the sun every 3,200 days (8.76 years), coming as close as 2.73 AU and reaching as far as 5.77 AU from the sun. 14P/Wolf is about 4.7 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 99% of asteroids, comparable in size to the San Francisco Bay.
The rotation of 14P/Wolf has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 9.02 hours.
14P/Wolf's orbit is 1.74 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that there is an extremely wide berth between this asteroid and Earth at all times.
Orbital simulations conducted by NASA JPL's CNEOS do not show any close approaches to Earth.
14P/Wolf's orbit is determined by observations dating back to July 27, 1992. It was last officially observed on Feb. 24, 2021. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 361 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 14P/Wolf 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.