Missed Us By That Much

20150126 flybyNASA’s 70-m Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, California, was used to collect these radar images of asteroid 2004 BL86. They show the asteroid, which made its closest approach 16:19 UTC yesterday at a distance of about 1.2 million km (about 3.1X the distance from Earth to the Moon).They also show that the asteroid has its own small moon.

Video Credit: NASA