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2005 YU55 flyby images and videos

The huge asteroid 2005 YU55 was small and dim in the sky during its close Earth approach yesterday (Nov. 8). At 1,300 feet (400 meters) wide, 2005 YU55 is about the size of a city block. It came within 201,700 miles (324,600 kilometers) of Earth Tuesday at 6:28

November 09, 2011

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2005 YU55 - A quick guide for skywatchers

Those of us without access to the world's biggest radio telescopes still have a chance to spot 2005 YU55 as it zips past Earth. The asteroid will be brightest in the sky a few hours after its closest approach and should be visible with decent equipment under clear,

November 08, 2011


2005 YU55 flyby - "The Day the Earth Stood Still"

The asteroid 2005 YU55, which is about 400 meters (1,300 feet) in diameter, will make its closest approach to Earth at 23:28 UTC (23:28 GMT, 6:28 p.m. EST, 3:28 PST) today. At that point, the space rock will be traveling at about 46,671 km (29,000 mph) with distance

November 08, 2011


Asteroid 2005 YU55, The Moon, Taurids and drills

Discovered nearly six years ago by Robert McMillan at Steward Observatory's Spacewatch Telescope in Arizona, 2005 YU55 has been this way before. In April 2010 it passed close enough for detailed radar probing by the giant radio dish at Arecibo, Puerto Rico. It

November 06, 2011

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JPL movie shows flyby calculation of Asteroid 2005 YU55

NASA radars are monitoring 2005 YU55, an asteroid the size of an aircraft carrier, as it heads for a Nov. 8th flyby of the Earth-Moon system. There is no danger to our planet. At closest approach on Tuesday at 3:28 pm PST, the 400m-wide space rock will be 324,600

November 06, 2011

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Asteroid 2005 YU55 facts & figures

Ok, people. We survived flyby of most popular "doomsday" Comet Elenin, now we facing another potential threat. Scientists assure us that we have nothing to worry about. Asteroid 2005 YU55 is the third close fly-by of a large asteroid to the Earth this year.

November 04, 2011

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NASA conference about asteroid 2005 YU55 close flyby + Live stream!

NASA scientists will have a unique observing opportunity with asteroid 2005 YU55, as the space rock "safely flies past Earth" at a distance slightly closer than the moon on Nov. 8, 2011.At the point of closest approach, the asteroid will be no closer than 201,700

November 02, 2011


Comet Elenin (C/2010 X1) appears to be breaking apart

Comet Elenin (C/2010 X1), widely known for inaccurate reports of its threat to Earth, appears to be breaking apart. Observations by amateur astronomer Michael Mattiazzo of Castlemaine, Australia show a rapid dimming and elongation of the comet's nucleus akin to

August 30, 2011


Huge asteroid 2005 YU55 to pass near Earth in November

Mark your calendars for an impressive and upcoming flyby of an asteroid (2005 YU55) that’s one of the larger potentially perilous space rocks in the heavens – in terms of smacking the Earth in the future.It’s the case of asteroid 2005 YU55, a round mini-world

April 07, 2011

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Asteroid 2005 YU55 to approach Earth on November 8, 2011

Near-Earth asteroid 2005 YU55 will pass within 0.85 lunar distances from the Earth on November 8, 2011. The upcoming close approach by this relatively large 400 meter-sized, C-type asteroid presents an excellent opportunity for synergistic ground-based observations

March 13, 2011