Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Don't get your knickers in a knot however. Asteroid 2004 BL86 will indeed make the closest approach of an asteroid of this size until asteroid 1999 AN10 makes its approach in 2027. Asteroid 2004 Bl86 poses no threat to Earth for the foreseeable future.
Asteroid 2004 BL86 is approximately a third of a mile wide. Compare that to the asteroid Vesta, which is about the size of the state of Arizona.
Read the complete C/Net article HERE