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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


Major exercises scheduled on November 9 - The day of close approach of asteroid 2005 YU55

Two major hazard excercise are scheduled for November 9 2011 and also close approach of asterois 2005 YU55. Testing of  Emergency Alert System (EAS) and PACWAVE11, a multi-scenario exercise that will allow PTWS countries to exercise using a destructive local or

October 24, 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