Blue orbit is the Earth. White eclipse marks orbit of the asteroid 162385..

Blue orbit is the Earth. White eclipse marks orbit of the asteroid 162385..

 Asteroid 162385 (2000 BM19)

Composition: Platinum, and nickel-iron

Valuation: €806 Billion

Δv (km/s) Delta-velocity: 9.951

Upcoming Approaches to Earth: Jan 23, 2021: 0.497 AU. Jun 22, 2021: 0.495 AU. Jan 13, 2023: 0.085 AU. Oct 10, 2024: 0.456 AU. Feb 25, 2025: 0.354 AU. Jan 10, 2030: 0.097 AU.

Asteroid 162385’s 2023 approach of 0.085 Astronomical Units is equivalent to 12,715,819 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 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.

"While the psychological barrier to mining asteroids is high, the actual financial and technological barriers are far lower. Prospecting probes can likely be built for tens of millions of dollars each and Caltech has suggested an asteroid-grabbing spacecraft could cost $2.6bn," Goldman Sachs report.

"While the psychological barrier to mining asteroids is high, the actual financial and technological barriers are far lower. Prospecting probes can likely be built for tens of millions of dollars each and Caltech has suggested an asteroid-grabbing spacecraft could cost $2.6bn," Goldman Sachs report.

Asteroid date source: Asterank; which is based on multiple scientific sources, with details on orbits and basic physical parameters sourced from the Minor Planet Center and NASA JPL.

“Goldman Sachs: space-mining for platinum is 'more realistic than perceived.” Business Insider.