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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Asteroid, comet, meteoroid, meteor or meteorite?

This morning someone on g+ mentioned the Meteorite 2005 YU 55.. Well, uhm… I’m glad 2005 YU 55 is not a Meteorite. With 400m in diameter it is much larger than the Tunguska Meteorite or Comet that hit earth in 1908 and caused already an enormous blast. You can describe 2005 YU 55 as Asteroid, […]

11.8.11 : 2005 YU55

Ever heard of 2005 YU55? It’s a huge asteroid with his 400 meters in diameter …. and on 8 November 2011 at 23:28 UT, that asteroid will safely pass within 0.85 lunar distance of the Earth. It should be even visible with binoculars. Keep an eye on nasa.gov or spaceweather.com for more details about 2005 […]