2004 BL86 Has a Moon!

Vancouver fog obliterated any hope of catching a glimpse of asteroid 2004 BL86. No worries, NASA had me covered. Radar images from NASA’s Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, California revealed BL86 has its own moon. Yep, its very own little moon about 70 meters across. Oh man, I’m grinning like a fool. Check out the earthsky link below NASA’s video clip…

http://earthsky.org/space/asteroid-that-flew-past-earth-january-26-2015-has-a-moon?utm_source=EarthSky+News&utm_campaign=bbd0eaf8a0-EarthSky_News&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c643945d79-bbd0eaf8a0-393970565

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One thought on “2004 BL86 Has a Moon!

  1. I can’t think of any other way to say this but this is really cute! I imagine a chunky odd shaped rock bumbling about this asteroid, thinking “hey, don’t forget about me! I’m a proper moon like too.”

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