Near-Earth asteroid 2005 YU55
Asteroid 2005 YU55
|Automatic translation||Updated June 01, 2013|
On November 8, 2011, the near-Earth asteroid 2005 YU55 pass close to Earth, about 0.85 times the distance Earth - Moon.
Image: The asteroid 2005 YU55 will approach the Earth towards the Sun, the closest to Earth, astronomers can easily observe it with their instruments. The best time for the optical and infrared observations will be late afternoon November 8, 2011, after 21:00 UT. No shooting is passed as close to the Earth and the Moon, since we observe the trajectories of near-Earth asteroids.
The trajectory of 2005 YU55 in 2011
The interplanetary space is far from empty, it is littered with dust and objects dating from the creation of the solar system.
The probability of a collision with an object of this size is, once every 16 000 years. The next of this type will not happen again until 2028, when the asteroid (153814) 2001 WN5 increase to less than 0.6 times the distance Earth - Moon.
Image: Passage above the ecliptic plane of the asteroid 2005 YU55. Asteroids are our nearest neighbors, they are in one way or another, related to our destiny.