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26 January 2015

Asteroid 2004 BL86 Very Close Encounter 26/27JAN2015 Videos

Asteroid 2004 BL86 Very Close Encounter Jan. 26/27 2015 Videos! - It has a moon!

NASA Goldstone Footage of Never Before Seen Close Up Views of Asteroid 2004 BL86
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WATCH: Asteroid 2004 BL86 -Mountain-Sized Space Rock is Approaching Earth
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Published on Jan 26, 2015
  BRIGHT ASTEROID FLYBY--TONIGHT: A mountain-sized space rock is approaching Earth for a harmless but eye-catching close encounter on Monday night, Jan. 26-27. The incoming asteroid, named 2004 BL86, will be just 740,000 miles away (3.1 times farther from us than the Moon) and visible in ordinary binoculars.
  At closest approach, sunlight reflected from the surface of 2004 BL86 will make it glow like a 9th magnitude star. Amateur astronomers with even small backyard telescopes can see it zipping among the stars of the constellation Cancer.

ALERT: "Small Mountain" Asteroid 2004 BL86 Very Close Encounter Jan. 26
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Published on Jan 14, 2015
ALERT: "Small Mountain" Asteroid 2004 BL86 Very Close Encounter Jan. 26
Asteroids sweep by Earth all the time but one is particularly attracting attention, given its size and how close it will be flying by the planet.
Called 2004 BL86, the asteroid is estimated to be about 650 m - 950 m in size.
Coming in as close as 745,000 miles from Earth, equivalent to around three times the distance of the moon to the planet, 2004 BL86 will be making the closest flyby for an asteroid this large.
The asteroid is expected to be observable to amateur astronomers with small telescopes and strong binoculars.
"Monday, January 26 will be the closest asteroid 2004 BL86 will get to Earth for at least the next 200 years. And while it poses no threat to Earth for the foreseeable future, it's a relatively close approach by a relatively large asteroid, so it provides us a unique opportunity to observe and learn more," said Don Yeomans, former Near Earth Object Program Office manager from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. Yeomans retired last Jan. 9.
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