Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Asteroid Passes Close to Earth
Photo courtesy FreeImageFinder.com
Yesterday and today people in both the northern and southern hemispheres are able to easily see the asteroid 2005 YU55 as it passes close to Earth. An event of this type--when we will know in advance about an object this large that will pass this close to Earth--will not happen again until 2028.
For more information, see the websites of UniverseToday.com and SpaceDaily.com, which has an animation of the trajectory.