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Nov 11

First – Information

 

2005 YU55 asteroid will sweep near Earth November 8, 2011

 

YU55 as seen in April 2010 by Arecibo in Puerto Rico – NASA

 

2005 YU55 will closely pass the Earth, missing us by 325,000 kilometers (200,000 miles), on November 8, 2011. This asteroid will come closer than the moon’s distance from Earth.

The time of closest passage will be November 8 at 5:28 p.m. CST (23:28 UTC).

 

Second – Confirmation

 

NASA in final preparations for large asteroid flyby November 8

 

Antenna for the Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope Program – NASA/JPL

 

NASA says its scientists will be tracking asteroid 2005 YU55 with antennas of the agency’s Deep Space Network at Goldstone, California, as the space rock flies past Earth slightly closer than the moon’s orbit on November 8, 2011. The asteroid’s orbit is well known, and it will not strike Earth.

 

NASA scientists have said they are treating the flyby of the 1,300-foot-wide (400-meter) asteroid as:

 

… a science target of opportunity – allowing instruments on “spacecraft Earth” to scan it during the close pass.

 

Earth Sky.org

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