Tuesday, November 8, 2011

400-meter diameter asteroid...

2005 YU55 will zip past Earth at 3:28 pm PST today, well within the orbit of the Moon. There's no chance of an impact on either body, and here's a good NASA video that explains the close encounter.

I think we have more to fear from defunct and out-of-control satellites falling from orbit, considering the recent re-entries of UARS and ROSAT.

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