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JAN 28, 2015 - Huffington Post

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The Big Asteroid That Just Buzzed Earth Has Its Own Little Moon

Well, that's a surprise. The big asteroid that just gave Earth a close shave has its own little moon. The moon measures only about 230 feet across but is plainly visible in new radar images of asteroid 2004 BL86 taken during its flyby (see video above). (Story continues below GIF.) As for the asteroid, the grainy black-and-white images indicate that ...

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JAN 28, 2015 - Forbes

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Near-miss Asteroid Has Its Own Moonlet

Given the vast distances involved, it's not surprising that asteroids usually fail to hit the Earth. But the one that just missed us on Monday, designated 2004 BL86, brought with it something unexpected ? its own moonlet. Radar images taken by the Deep Space Network at Goldstone, California, and the [...]

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JAN 28, 2015 - Forbes

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Capturing Asteroids On The Cheap

While NASA continues debating the final architecture for its planned Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), a couple of European researchers hope that they’ve hit upon a means to drastically reduce the energies and velocities needed to overtake, grapple and gravitationally-capture such near-Earth objects. If so, over-the-horizon asteroid capture missions not unlike [...]

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JAN 27, 2015 - CNN

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Asteroid's flyby reveals surprise

The asteroid that flew close to Earth Monday didn't come alone.

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JAN 27, 2015 - Russia Today

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Giant asteroid that whizzed past Earth has its own moon

A massive asteroid the size of a mountain soared past Earth on Monday, giving astronomers their first chance to learn about the giant rock. Amazingly, they discovered it has its own moon.

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