Asteroid 2005 YU55 will pass close to Earth November 8, 2011

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Asteroid 2005 YU55 will pass at a distance of 325,000 kilometers from Earth November 8, 2011 and, therefore, will be at the Earth closer than the moon.

Asteroid threat to Earth is not, but scientists say that calculate the trajectory of the cosmic body exactly to 100% impossible. It is the largest in 17 years, a space object which approach Earth at a distance of 0.8 lunar orbit. In 2028 2001WN5 asteroid passes by earth at a distance of 0.6 lunar orbit.

The asteroid was discovered December 28, 2005 by Robert McMillan of the project Spacewatch, implemented by the University of Arizona Lunar and Laboratory Studies in Tucson

On the night of 8 to 9 November, 23.28 GMT (9 November at 03.28 CET) asteroid fly by at a distance of 0.00217 AU from Earth, 0.00160 — the moon at a speed of 13.7 kilometers per second.

Photo: Arecibo Radar Telescope and JPL

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