Comet 259P/Garradd is an object whose orbit brings it closer to the sun than Jupiter. NASA JPL has not classified 259P/Garradd as potentially hazardous because its orbit does not bring it close to Earth.
259P/Garradd orbits the sun every 1,645 days (4.50 years), coming as close as 1.80 AU and reaching as far as 3.66 AU from the sun.
259P/Garradd's orbit is 0.86 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that there is an very 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.
259P/Garradd's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Sept. 2, 2008. It was last officially observed on Sept. 21, 2017. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 68 observations used to determine its orbit.
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