Mountain-size asteroid to fly by Earth: How NASA will watch

January 26, 2015 2:09 PM

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Mountain-size asteroid to fly by Earth: How NASA will watch

A mountain-size asteroid will zoom past Earth Monday, marking the closest pass by such a large space rock until 2027.

Asteroid 2004 BL86, which is about 1,800 feet wide, will come within 745,000 miles of our planet Monday — about three times the distance between Earth and the moon. While this flyby poses no threat to Earth, it does present a rare opportunity to get a good look at a near-Earth asteroid, NASA officia...

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