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(6178) 1986 DA is an M-type, or nickel-iron asteroid. It is a Mars-crosser, and as an Amor-class asteroid, it comes within 0.3 AU of Earth's orbital path approximately once every 4.7 years, making it a candidate for early exploitation of its mineral resources, first by Earth, and later by Mars.

1986 DA is home to an antiquated automated mining facility that is currently undergoing refit.

1986-da.txt · Last modified: 2011/05/30 04:59 by hagalaz