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NASA Snaps New Photo of Incoming Asteroid 135

Posted by timothy
from the authorities-say-it-is-unarmed-and-not-dangerous dept.
astroengine writes "Wider than an aircraft carrier and darker than coal, asteroid 2005 YU55 is soaring at over 11 miles a second straight towards Earth and moon on its latest path through the inner solar system. This new radar image was acquired Nov. 7 by the 70-meter radio telescope at NASA's Deep Space Network in Goldstone, Calif., and shows the approaching space rock in unprecedented detail." Phil Plait has posted some information from NASA about just how they're doing the tricky job of tracking the asteroid.
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NASA Snaps New Photo of Incoming Asteroid

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