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Asteroid 2017 SL16

The asteroid 2017 SL16 isn't potential hazard near-Earth object. Its size is estimated in the range from 17 meters to 39 meters.

The asteroid 2017 SL16 was discovered on September 24, 2017. This near-Earth object belongs to the Aten group.

It makes one orbit around the Sun in 364 days. At this time, the asteroid moves away from the Sun at a maximum distance of 172 million kilometers and approaches it at a minimum distance of 127 million kilometers.

The distance of the asteroid 2017 SL16 from Earth is currently --.-- million kilometers, equivalent to --.-- astronomical units. Light takes -- minutes and -- seconds to travel from the asteroid 2017 SL16 and arrive to us.

Approach to Earth

This year, the asteroid 2017 SL16 will pass past Earth on September 21 at 09:02 at a distance of 7.92 million kilometers at a speed of 6 kilometers per second.

The next close approach of asteroid 2017 SL16 to our planet will happen on September 23, 2023. On that day, its distance to Earth will be 12.01 million kilometers.

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The asteroid 2017 SL16

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