Following the recent alleged video evidence that asteroid 2012 DA14 -- which zipped past Earth shortly after the February, 2013, Chelyabinsk meteor incident -- was an "asteroid buster" UFO stationed in space to take out asteroids in a collision course with Earth, UFO hunters are revisiting the controversy sparked by NASA images of asteroid 2004 BL86 released by the agency during the asteroid's flyby in January, 2015.
UFO hunter Secureteam10 recently uploaded the controversial NASA images of asteroid 2004 BL86 to his YouTube channel.
As the controversy over asteroid 2004 BL86 escalated in January, 2015, NASA found itself on the defensive as UFO hunters cited evidence that appeared to prove that NASA images had inadvertently provided evidence of alien UFOs in our solar system.
The images, first released by NASA in January, 2015, show a "mysterious" object near the 325-meter asteroid 2004 BL86 in space. The image sparked a debate between apparently exasperated NASA astronomers and UFO hunters who accused the agency of covering up evidence of a UFO approaching the near-Earth asteroid.
Asteroid 2004 BL86, about one-third of a mile across, zipped past Earth at a speed of 35,000 miles per hour on January 26, 2015, at a distance of about 745,000 miles -- a close-shave on the astronomical scale.
The controversy over asteroid 2004 BL86 was sparked by the series of images of the asteroid taken by NASA's 230-foot-wide Dark Space Network antenna in Goldstone, California, as the asteroid zoomed past Earth in January, 2015.
The images were used by experts at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California to create an animated GIF (see below) which appeared to show a body flying in space towards the asteroid.