Radar Reveals Asteroid 2004 BL86 Has a Small Moon

Asteroid 2004 BL86 passed Earth on Jan. 26, 2015 at 16:19 UTC (11:19am EST). This very short video of the asteroid was generated from radar data collected on that date by NASA’s Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, California. Twenty individual images were used.
Radar observations allow scientists to better measure an asteroid’s size, rotation and location. As a bonus, radar observations of 2004 BL86 detected a tiny moon orbiting the asteroid.

Enjoy and share…..

Celestron 21041 60mm PowerSeeker Telescope
Celestron 21041 60mm PowerSeeker Telescope
Old Price: $69.95
Price: $54.43

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

 

0 Comments

You can be the first one to leave a comment.

Leave a Comment

 
 




Comment moderation is enabled. Your comment may take some time to appear.

 

Disclaimers, TOS, Privacy Policy