YU55’s Close-Up!

Want to see 2005 YU55? There it is… it’s dim, but it’s visible – especially to the 25-inch telescope at the Clay Center Observatory in Massachusetts! The image above is from a live feed the observatory was airing on Ustream, taken as the asteroid came to its closest distance to Earth at 6:28 pm EST….

2005 YU55 is coming…

On Tuesday, November 8, at 6:28 p.m. EST, an asteroid the size of an aircraft carrier will soar past our planet, coming even closer than the Moon. This is the nearest an object this large has come since 1976… how will it affect our world? Find out here.