Asteroid 2005 YU55

Massive Asteroid 2005 YU55 – It’s coming

by admin on May.06, 2011, under Asteroid Update

On 29 April, NASA announced on their website that a massive asteroid will moving very close to earth. It will closer than the moon which orbits 238,857 miles away on average.

This giant asteroid called YU55 founded by Robert McMillan, head of the Nasa-funded Spacewatch Program at the University of Arizona, Tucson since December 2005. It orbits the sun once every 14 year but it is not close to the earth for at least a decade.

Reports indicate that the planet named 2005 YU55 has 1,300 feet width with 55 million tonnes by weight. This is big headed approach to the world in this century. It will pass close to Earth orbit in a period of more than 201,700 miles closer to Moon ever came in March this year, which is about 238,857 miles from the Earth.

NASA spokesman Don Yeomans said: ‘On November 8, asteroid YU55 will fly past Earth and at its closest approach point will be about 325,000 kms away.’

In last year, A physicist David Dearborn of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the US, argued that nuclear weapons could be the best strategy for avoiding an asteroid impact – especially for large asteroids and with little warning time. By the way, even NASA said it is no harm to the Earth but stay tune for YU55.

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