Big asteroid has close encounter with Earth | Repost

Big asteroid has close encounter with Earth | Repost
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Posted at 11/09/2011 9:01 AM | Updated as of 11/09/2011 9:01 AM

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A black asteroid as big as an aircraft carrier zoomed past Earth on Tuesday, delighting astronomers who trained telescopes on the ancient body in hopes of learning more about its composition and origin.

With a diameter estimated at 400 meters, or about a quarter of a mile, Asteroid 2005 YU 55 is the biggest asteroid to make a close pass by Earth since 1976.

During its closest approach, which occurred at 6:28 p.m. EST (2328 GMT), it was inside the orbit of the moon, about 200,000 miles (322,000 km) above the planet. It posed no threat to either."

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