Asteroid 2004 BL86's Flyby of Earth

Asteroid 2004 BL86's Flyby of Earth

Postby Speak-Ez on Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:56 pm

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There is also the possibility that it wasn't Earth that the pilot of Asteroid 2004 BL86 was interested in. It could have been a relative on our Moon that was being given special attention.

Okay, you want to know how I know there was a pilot on Asteroid 2004 BL86, right?

I think I'll keep that a secret, as well as the identity of the relative.

Here is what CNN thinks they know about this flyby, and I'll provide a paragraph from their article.

Asteroid 2004 BL86 came about 745,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) from Earth, or about three times as far away as the moon, just after 11 a.m. ET Monday, according to NASA.


http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/26/us/astero ... index.html

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Re: Asteroid 2004 BL86's Flyby of Earth

Postby out in space on Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:07 pm

Okay, you want to know how I know there was a pilot on Asteroid 2004 BL86, right?

I think I'll keep that a secret, as well as the identity of the relative.


No guessing allowed?


(The 325m-wide object known as 2004 BL86 and its 70m-diameter moon)

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http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31001665

If you miss this one than set your clocks for 2027 when the next asteroid comes a knocking at our door.

Even before Monday’s pass, scientists had calculated that it would be the asteroid’s closest encounter for at least the next two centuries. And the newly acquired radar data should enable further, confident predictions to be made long into the future.

The next time such a large asteroid will get anything near as close to Earth is in 2027.

That object is called 1999 AN10 and is just over 1km wide.It could flyby beneath the altitude of geostationary satellites, which sit 36,000km above the Earth. But that is an extreme scenario.
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