19P/Borrelly 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 19P/Borrelly as potentially hazardous because its orbit does not bring it close to Earth.
19P/Borrelly orbits the sun every 2,500 days (6.84 years), coming as close as 1.36 AU and reaching as far as 5.86 AU from the sun. 19P/Borrelly is about 4.8 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 99% of asteroids, comparable in size to the San Francisco Bay.
19P/Borrelly's orbit is 0.38 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.
Orbital simulations conducted by NASA JPL's CNEOS do not show any close approaches to Earth.
19P/Borrelly's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Aug. 23, 1973. It was last officially observed on March 30, 2017. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 2,845 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 19P/Borrelly 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.