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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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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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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

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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