Blue orbit is the Earth. White eclipse marks orbit of the asteroid 35396.

Blue orbit is the Earth. White eclipse marks orbit of the asteroid 35396.

35396 (1997 XF11)

Composition: Nickel, iron, cobalt

Valuation: €338 Billion

Δv (km/s) Delta-velocity: 6.546

Upcoming Approaches to Earth: Nov 18, 2021: 0.444 AU. May 05, 2023: 0.242 AU. Oct 26, 2028: 0.006 AU.

Asteroid 35396’s 2028 approach of 0.006 Astronomical Units is equivalent to 897,587 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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