[On November 8, 2011...they are saying it is only "potentially" dangerous, but will not hit Earth.]
Space.com article of April 29, 2010 -
Mark your calendars for an impressive and upcoming flyby of an asteroid that’s one of the larger potentially perilous space rocks in the heavens – in terms of smacking the Earth in the future.
It’s the case of asteroid 2005 YU55, a round mini-world that is about 1,300 feet (400 meters) in diameter. In early November, this asteroid will approach Earth within a scant 0.85 lunar distances.
[Photo of Asteroid 2005 YU55]
Due the object’s size and whisking by so close to Earth, an extensive campaign of radar, visual and infrared observations are being planned.
...The astronomers found that the asteroid is about 1,300 feet (400 meters) in size ? about a quarter-mile (400 meters) long and twice as big as originally thought. The Arecibo telescope's planetary radar system resolved features on the asteroid down to about 25 feet (7.5 meters).
...On Nov. 8, 2011, the asteroid will complete another trip around the sun and swing by Earth again just inside the moon's orbit. It should fly by at a distance of 191,120 miles (307,577 km), about eight-tenths the distance between Earth and the moon. The distance from Earth to the moon is on average about 238,900 miles (384,472 km).
The asteroid poses no risk of impacting the Earth when it returns next year, though astronomers will keep watching its path through space.
Full article http://www.space.com/8312-potentially-dangerous-asteroid-spotted-passing-earth.html
[And - for all the comet watchers - ]
poulter27 on Mar 31, 2011
POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS ASTEROIDS 1214 KNOWN
HERES A COUPLE MORE DUE
2011 EM51 APRIL 24TH 2011
2011 CP4 FEB 23RD 2012
There is a shed load of near impact objects all due very soon very strange indeed is it a brown dwarf dragging all the crap towards earth!!!!!!!!!
APOPHIS LINK DISAPPEARED !!!!!!!! HERE IT IS AGAIN
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