Last update on February 04, 2022

Asteroid 2017 RX2

The asteroid 2017 RX2 isn't potential hazard near-Earth object. Its size is estimated in the range from 13 meters to 29 meters.

The asteroid 2017 RX2 was opened on August 31, 2017. This near-Earth object belongs to the Aten group.

It makes one orbit around the Sun in 233 days. The aphelion (farthest point from the Sun) of the asteroid 2017 RX2 orbits is 171 million kilometers, and the perihelion (nearest point to the Sun) is 50 million kilometers.

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Approach to Earth

This year, the asteroid 2017 RX2 flew past Earth on July 24 at 05:51 at a distance of 6.58 million kilometers at a speed of 14 kilometers per second.

The next close approach of asteroid 2017 RX2 to our planet will happen on September 11, 2024. On that day, its distance to Earth will be 12.66 million kilometers.

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