Blue orbit is the Earth. White eclipse marks orbit of the asteroid 2100 Ra-Shalom.

Blue orbit is the Earth. White eclipse marks orbit of the asteroid 2100 Ra-Shalom.

 2100 Ra-Shalom (1978 RA)

Composition: Platinum, and nickel-iron

Valuation: €1.55 Trillion

Δv (km/s) Delta-velocity: 10.649

Upcoming Approaches to Earth: May 12, 2019: 0.474 AU. Sep 21, 2019: 0.180 AU. Aug 31, 2022: 0.187 AU. Jan 11, 2023: 0.471 AU. Aug 12, 2025: 0.173 AU. Aug 08, 2028: 0.248 AU.

Ra-Shalom’s September 2019 approach of 0.180 Astronomical Units is equivalent to 26,928,000 kilometers.

Closest approach of Earth from the Moon is 363,104 kilometers. Closest distance of the 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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