Monday, November 7, 2011

Asteroid 2005 YU55 Approaches Close Earth Flyby

This radar image of asteroid 2005 YU55 was obtained on Nov. 7, 2011, at 11:45 a.m. PST (2:45 p.m. EST/1945 UTC), when the space rock was at 3.6 lunar distances, which is about 860,000 miles, or 1.38 million kilometers, from Earth.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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