Radar images revealed an asteroid that passed by Earth this week has its own small moon.
Asteroid 2004 BL86 made its closest approach Monday morning at about 745,000 miles – more than three times the distance from Earth to the moon.
Scientists working with NASA’s Deep Space Network antenna released the first radar images of the 1,100-foot-wide asteroid — which is orbited by a 230-foot-wide moon.
That's not all! I trained my own custom telescope on the asteroid's moon and saw this orbiting it:
"Some would call it happiness, but I like to think that what I found is me. That sounds simple enough, but the truth is, it took quite a while to do it."
- Willie Nelson
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