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2005 YU55

A radar image of the 2005 YU55 asteroid. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Aircraft Carrier-Size Asteroid Passing Close To Earth Tonight

An asteroid the size of an aircraft carrier is passing close to the Earth this evening, but amateur astronomers may have a hard time seeing it about 6:30, when it would be visible, because of the brightness of the nearly full moon.

11/08/2011