Talk:2006 RH120

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Proposed Name?[edit]

I am curious if anyone knows whether or not the discoverers have proposed a name yet. Perhaps a minor mythical character that was bound to greater one for a short time? Or maybe after a place, such an ancient city-state that was briefly absorbed into an empire, but quickly reasserted its independence -- maybe something like Tyre, although I am sure there is a better candidate. — Eoghanacht talk 19:15, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Another thought is a character associated with Gaia, such as Antaeus (don't know if used already for an astronomical object, and there are obvious symbolic flaws with comparing the giant Anteaus to this boulder). This presupposes that meteoroids can be named at all. — Eoghanacht talk 21:46, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

object received designation 2006 RH120[edit]

Chesnok (talk) 08:30, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

I just moved the article to the new name. — Eoghanacht talk 17:36, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Banned link[edit] RH120 was an Apollo-class asteroid using a 2012 epoch. It is sad to see that is banned from Wikipedia. does not allow captures of the JPL Small-Body Database due to robots.txt. Hopefully the ban will be appealed someday. -- Kheider (talk) 00:56, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

ERO paper by Yárnoz, Sánchez, and McInnes[edit]


They identify 2006 RH120 as a prime candidate: The lowest cost is of 58 m/s to transfer asteroid 2006 RH120 to a halo southern family with a single burn on 1st February 2021.

It's tough to extract the implications of this from their paper since understanding it involves somewhat advance mathematics. Does anyone know if that paper has been cited in published works intended for more general audiences? The notion that a retrieval of 2006 RH120 is within the realm of current capabilities is "notable" to say the least! (sdsds - talk) 22:08, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

It's speed relative to the Earth is often very low. In August 2028 the relative speed compared to Earth will be a very low 0.14 km/s. This low relative speed (and small size) is what allows easier capture of some NEOs. -- Kheider (talk) 01:22, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

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