Asteroid 152679 (1998 KU2)
Composition: Nickel, iron, cobalt, water, ammonia, nitrogen, hydrogen
Valuation: €70.79 Trillion
Δv (km/s) Delta-velocity: 6.302
Upcoming Approaches to Earth: Oct 15, 2025: 0.411 AU. Jul 31, 2042: 0.088 AU.
Asteroid 152679’s 2042 approach of 0.088 Astronomical Units is equivalent to 13,164,613 kilometers.
Closest approach of Earth from the Moon is 363,104 kilometers. Closest distance from Earth to Mars is 54,600,000 km.
1968, NASA’s Apollo 8, return mission to the Moon, lasted 6 days, 3 hours, and 42 seconds, crying 3 crew, with a landing mass of 4,979 kilograms.
1972, Apollo 17, NASA’s last moon mission of the 20th century, returned to Earth. The Apollo space missions had returned a total of 382 kg of extraterrestrial rock and soil back to Earth.
Asteroid date source: Asterank; based on multiple scientific sources, with details on orbits and basic physical parameters sourced from the Minor Planet Center and NASA JPL.
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