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Giant Asteroid Is About to Pass Between the Earth and the Moon - Our Closest Shave for 35 Years

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- 2535 days ago -
2005 YU55 will be 200,000 miles away on November 8 Scientists have predicted it would cause a giant earthquake or a huge tsunami if it hit Earth The last time a rock of a comparable size passed so close was in 1976, but it was missed by NASA


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Cristian S (18)
Monday November 7, 2011, 2:37 am
That's pretty close :) But I don't think it will be a problem

Carol H (229)
Monday November 7, 2011, 10:28 am
noted, thanks Agnes

Lisa Sample (0)
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 6:56 am
This is just nature's reminder that our little plot of space-time isn't empty... and it's a good time to check your Emergency Kit and plans with your family.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 7:28 am
Waaaaaaay to close for comfort. Looks like this may be a job for Bruce Willis and the guys.

Stella Nobrega-Garcia (4)
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 7:51 am
Noted. Thanks so much for posting.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 7:55 am
Noted, thanks.

Sue Matheson (79)
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 7:59 am

Aaron Dighton (3)
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 10:56 am
We all gonna die.

Carole R (200)
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 12:59 pm
It better miss us! My son finally just got engaged! :0)

Bonnie Annis (20)
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 2:45 pm
Where's Bruce Willis when you need him? :)

Lori K (56)
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 3:51 pm
Whoooo Hooooo!!!! Way to cool. How exciting!

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 4:55 pm
Glad it passed by safely.

Rockney V (3)
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 5:05 pm
The "clip" did not give a time - since it's 6:03 PM MST - in Denver CO. I think it probably has all ready passed - sure can see the almost full moon bright and beautiful.

Rita White (55)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 6:03 am
Thank you for sharing

Maria Teresa Suplico (5)
Thursday November 10, 2011, 1:11 am
Thankfully this asteroid hasn't decided to land on Earth although Japan did experience another earthquake recently .I wonder if that was related to the asteroid's passing?
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