Asteroid 2005 YU55 to Pass Earth; Closer Than Moon

We have a visitor -- a large asteroid called 2005 YU55 that is expected to come within approximately 201,700 miles of Earth on Tuesday, according to NASA. That's slightly less than the distance from Earth to the moon. Asteroids often pass this close, but most are tiny. Countless thousands of pieces come plunging into the atmosphere, but they burn up without doing any harm. If they're as large as grains of sand, we may, if we're lucky, see them in the night sky as shooting stars. But 2005...Full Story
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