Asteroid 2005 YU55 - The Deep Impact

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Arrival day: November 8. This is its trajectory. Asteroid Name: 2005 YU55 Trajectory: Classified Size: 1300 foot-wide (400-meter) Closest Distance: 201,700 miles (324,600 kilometers) Live Video of Monitoring for Asteroid 2005 YU55 pass by.

According to NASA, the "trajectory of asteroid 2005 YU55 is well understood," so there's no dangers whatsoever. Its gravitational influence will not affect anything in our planet, so don't expect volcanos to go off, tectonic plates to sink into melting magma or tides getting New York under the Atlantic ocean. It will just pass by as scientists observe it using the Goldstone and Arecibo antennas, so expect some asteroid porn in the coming days. This pixelated grayscale image was taken by the Arecibo Planetary Radar Facility in Puerto Rico on April 2010. It shows an asteroid the size of an aircraft carrier on direct interception course with Earth's orbit.
"It's just a friendly, slowly spinning spherical asteroid darker than charcoal saying high... I WILL GET YOU THE NEXT TIME! (in 2028)." [NASA]

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