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Asteroid to Fly By Earth Monday

Astronomers and space enthusiasts will have a rare opportunity to study a visitor from deep space, when it flies by Earth Monday night, January 26. An asteroid named 2004 BL86 will pass close to us... but still at a safe distance of about three times as far as the moon. BL86 is estimated to be about a half a kilometer across, so it will be bright enough to be seen by telescopes used by amateur astronomers and even large binoculars. The best places to watch it from would be North...

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