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Asteroid 2005 YU55 flyby video: Earth's 'near miss' with space rock closer than the moon
2005 YU55 images
Meet YU55: This Nasa/JPL-Caltech image shows asteroid 2005 YU55 on when it was about 860,000 miles from Earth. It passed within 198,000 miles yesterday
The U.S. space agency has been monitoring the quarter-mile-wide asteroid as it approached Earth.
Its researchers will now analyse radar images to uncover further details about the rock, which was first spotted in 2005 by the University of Arizona.
Its surface is coal black and it spins slowly through space. It travels at 30,000mph and was last this close to Earth some 200 years ago.
Star chart: Sky & Telescope magazine has published charts for the serious stargazer. But backyard astronomers will need clear skies and a telescope with an aperture of at least six inches
The last time a large cosmic interloper came that close to Earth was in 1976, and it won't happen again until 2028.
However, it was bad news for all but the most committed of stargazers. It was not visible to the naked eye - even at its closest point to Earth it was about 100 times dimmer than humans can observe naturally.
Twitter account: Asteroid YU55 describes itself as 'Huge, sarcastic, bit scary, lonely and looking forward to striking Earth on November 2011'
Asteroid 2005 YU55 NASA'S VIEW ON IT !!
Scientists will be tracking an asteroid the size of an aircraft carrier as it flies by Earth on Nov. 8, 2011.
Asteroid 2005 YU55 NASA's view
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First Movie of Asteroid 2005 YU55
Using radar data, scientists from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory created this six-frame movie of asteroid 2005 YU55. The data was obtained Nov. 7, 2011 using NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar (located at the Deep Space Network facility in Goldstone, Ca.) At the time, the space rock was approximately 860,000 miles (1.38 million kilometers) away from Earth. At its closest approach on Nov. 8, 2011, YU55 will be about 200,000 miles from Earth. It poses no threat.
At its closest approach on Nov. 8, 2011, YU55 will be about 200,000 miles from Earth. It poses no threat.
Resolution is 4 meters per pixel.
The movie is looped 5 times.
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