“Asteroid 2004 BL86 very close encounter”

Posted: January 26, 2015 in Web
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The was discovered on 30 Jan. 2004 by the Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR), a Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory program funded by the U.S. Air Force and NASA. Due to its orbit around the sun, 2004 BL86 is currently only visible by with large telescopes who are located in the southern hemisphere. But by Jan. 26, the asteroid’s changing position will make it visible to those in the northern hemisphere. The asteroid takes 672 days to orbit the sun, ranging in distance between 134 million km, inside the Earth’s orbit, to 315 million km, well beyond that of Mars.- Phys.org



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