167P/CINEOS is a large comet whose orbit is approximately between Jupiter and Neptune. NASA JPL has not classified 167P/CINEOS as potentially hazardous because its orbit does not bring it close to Earth.
167P/CINEOS orbits the sun every 23,700 days (64.89 years), coming as close as 11.78 AU and reaching as far as 20.50 AU from the sun. 167P/CINEOS is about 66.2 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 99% of asteroids, comparable in size to the U.S. state of Rhode Island.
167P/CINEOS's orbit is 10.80 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.
167P/CINEOS's orbit is determined by observations dating back to June 12, 2002. It was last officially observed on Oct. 19, 2011. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 91 observations used to determine its orbit.
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