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 Post subject: Close encounter of the Asteroid kind
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:32 am 
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Large asteroid 2005 YU55 – the largest close-approaching asteroid on record – will sweep closest to Earth on November 8. About a quarter mile wide (400 meters) – round and dark – 2005 YU55 will be 198,000 miles (319,000 kilometers) from Earth’s surface. It will be closer than the orbit of the moon.

http://earthsky.org/space/how-to-see-2005-yu55-when-it-passes-earth-on-november-8

But it will be really faint (11th magnitude) and low in the SW sky, so not much chance of seeing it through the clouds!


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