Close Encounter of an Asteriod on Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Asteroid 2005 YU55 classified by NASA as a “potentially hazardous object” will pass between Earth and the moon on Tuesday, November 8, 2011. It is 1, 300 feet and will be 201, 700 miles away from Earth. It will not hit Earth anyway but just pass.
In anticipation for this big event for Astronomy, NASA will engage a 230-foot-long antenna out of the Deep Space Network in Goldstone, California.