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What’s known about the mountain-sized asteroid flying by Earth




An artist's rendering of an asteroid flying be close to Earth.
An artist's rendering of an asteroid flying be close to Earth.
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An asteroid about the size of a mountain whizzed by Earth Monday, getting the closest to our planet around 8:20 a.m.

For those who missed it, Asteroid 2004 BL86 will still be visible in the night sky Monday.

JPL has also released a GIF of the asteroid's flyby with Earth. JPL radar scientist Marina Brozovic tells more about what is known about this latest asteroid.