EDITED: Because I read in A.U. (Astronomical units, me bad) and I added it to miles. Still close and big, but so people can sleep tonight, I will edit 😀
NASA and the European Space Agencies are worried about Asteroid BL86 but won’t say it out loud, even though they are inside. I spoke to a man who knows a man who knows a man and I am assured both agencies are unsure on this huge Asteroid. It will come between Earth and our Moon, but nearer Earth, what they are not telling the public is they are ‘Unsure’ if our gravity will grab it, if it does it’s a bad one. E.L.E? I don’t know, certainly a World changer. Lets hope Earth doesn’t grab hold of this one guys, this is kinda close, you can see it with with binoculars. One thing, it’s Science, best guess. Will be fun to watch this, not often we can all view with small telescope and/or binoculars. Can watch live below, links there
An asteroid measuring up to 1,800ft across will hurtle past the Earth on Monday, NASA scientists say. The rock, called 2004 BL86, will miss us by 745,000 miles – about three times the distance between the Earth and the Moon – and amateur astronomers should be able to see it with telescopes and binoculars. Experts say it will be the closest encounter with a huge asteroid until 2027, when 1999 AN10 flies by. It will also be the closest 2004 BL86 gets to the Earth for another 200 years. The asteroid was discovered in 2004 and is estimated to be about one-third of a mile in size – around the length of six football (Soccer) pitches, about the same as American football sized field
Asteroid 2004 BL86 will fly so close to earth Monday that it will be visible from small telescopes
Via TomoNews US You Tube
Huge Asteroid To Fly Past Earth On Monday
Via RteiracerUsnews You Tube
Don Yeomans, from NASA’s Near Earth Object Program Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, said: “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.” Scientists plan to use microwaves to create radar-generated images of the asteroid during its closest approach to Earth. “When we get our radar data back the day after the flyby, we will have the first detailed images,” said radar astronomer Lance Benner.
IMPACT ON EARTH
Via Chase Michael Pallante You Tube
“At present, we know almost nothing about the asteroid, so there are bound to be surprises.” Asteroids provided Earth with the building blocks of life and much of its water, and in the future may become valuable sources of mineral ores, scientists believe.
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