2004 BL86 Encounter

Get out your binoculars – the evening of January 26/27 arrives with asteroid 2004 BL86.  A measly 3 LD (three times the distance from Earth to the Moon), and walloping 650-950 meters across – 2004 BL86 will safely pass, no cause for alarm, and barely noticed. Not to be seen  again for 200 years – at the very least gaze skyward, and thank the cosmos for another near miss.

http://earthsky.org/space/asteroid-2004-bl86-to-sweep-close-on-january-26

 

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5 thoughts on “2004 BL86 Encounter

  1. Was really enjoying that video until dear Carl’s closing statement sort of piddled on my cornflakes! Gulp!
    Okay, shall grab a blanket and drag my daughter out to the pool area and we shall see what we shall see. Thanks!

  2. Pingback: On a wing and a prayer … metaphorically. | A Tale Unfolds

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