Asteroid that buzzed Earth has small moon

Global News

Watch the video above: NASA released a series of 20 images of the near-Earth asteroid 2004 BL86 taken on Jan. 26, as the rock made its closest approach to Earth.

TORONTO – As asteroid 2004 BL86 buzzed Earth on Monday, astronomers turned their eyes and telescopes to the sky, hoping to learn more about the rock — and they did.

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NASA’s 70-metre Deep Space Network antenna in California captured the first radar images, and found that BL86 — which is about 325 metres across — has a small companion: a moon that is just 70 metres across.

It’s not a complete surprise that an asteroid of this size has a moon. NASA says that about 16 per cent of asteroids that are 200 metres or larger are binary, meaning that they have a smaller moon orbiting it.

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Ace News Services

#AceWorldNews – FRANCE:Jan.27: Special police forces arrested four men in the southern French town of Lunel on Tuesday in an action aimed at breaking up jihadist networks, Reuters said.

Two of those detained were returnees from Syria, a source said.

Local media reports earlier said that 10 residents of Lunel, in the Herault region, had sought to travel to Syria to fight alongside Islamists.


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Kim Kardashian’s Sleek & Sexy Hair On ‘Conan’ & ‘ET’

Hollywood Life

Kim hit up ‘Conan’ and ‘Entertainment Tonight’ on Jan. 26 and she looked stunning while promoting her new Super Bowl commercial! Get the details on her beauty look below!

Kim Kardashian released her Super Bowl commercial on Jan. 26, and it’s amazing. The selfie Queen looked great while promoting the spot on TV, with natural makeup and sleek, straight hair.

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