2014 JO25 Close Earth Flyby

May 16, 2017

2014 JO25 Discovered in 2014, 2016 JO25 is a Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (PHA), as its size at ~650 meters across (2000 feet), and near-miss proximity to Earth makes it an essential object for vigilant tracking and further characterization studies.

Above: The orbital trajectory ofnear-Earth asteroid 2014 JO25 will bring it close to Earth in it's flyby on April 19, 2017. The relatively close passage of 2014 JO25, coupled with it's large size at ~650 meters across (2000 feet) classifies it as an Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (PHA) and makes it an essential object for vigilant tracking and further characterization studies.