Asteroid that buzzed Earth has a plus one, NASA says

January 27, 2015 11:04 PM

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The mountain-sized asteroid that made a close pass by Earth on Monday has a small moon in tow, radar images released by NASA show.

Asteroid 2004 BL86 flew about 745,000 miles (1.2 million km) from Earth, about three times farther than the moon, with closest approach coming at 11:19 a.m. EST (1619 GMT) on Monday.

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