Huge asteroid 2004 BL86 to fly by Earth Jan. 26

January 25, 2015 5:26 PM

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Huge asteroid 2004 BL86 to fly by Earth Jan. 26

Huge asteroid 2004 BL86 to fly by Earth Jan. 26

Asteroid 2004 BL86, slated to swoosh by Earth on Monday Jan. 26, is the largest known body to pass near our home planet until 2027. But there’s no need to panic as the astronomers estimate that the 1,640 foot (500 meter) wide space rock will pass by Earth at a safe distance of about three LD (lunar ...

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