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Asteroid YU55 Will Have Company

Saturday, November 5, 2011 0:03
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Yu55 Update

NEO Asteroid 2005 YU55 Close Approach May Bring Increased Meteor Activtiy 8NOV2011

 

NEO 2005 YU55 Close Approach May Bring Increased Meteor Activty
NEO (Near Earth Object) asteroid 2005 YU55 with a detected diameter of 400 meters is to safely pass the Earth on November 8, 2011. This body with a close interaction may have accompanying debris that may encounter Earth as meteors or fireballs. There is also a possibility that the Moon may experience increased meteor activity. Have your allsky cameras ready and get outside to observe if possible. If you have a telescope this object will be visible. Increased meteor/fireball activity will be 2-3 days on either side of Tuesday, November 8. Another potential for increased meteor activity, asteroid 2011 UT91, will pass on 15NOV2011.
- LunarMeteorite*Hunter, Tokyo

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UPCOMING CLOSE APPROACHES TO EARTH
1 AU = ~150 million kilometers
1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers

Object
Name
Close
Approach
Date
Miss
Distance
(AU)
Miss
Distance
(LD)
Estimated
Diameter*
H
(mag)
Relative
Velocity
(km/s)
(2011 UD) 2011-Nov-06 0.1367 53.2 200 m – 460 m 20.6 22.44
(2009 VN1) 2011-Nov-06 0.1299 50.5 39 m – 88 m 24.2 13.61
(2011 UB131) 2011-Nov-06 0.1683 65.5 120 m – 270 m 21.7 21.75
(2011 UF10) 2011-Nov-07 0.1255 48.8 55 m – 120 m 23.4 6.16
(2011 FZ2) 2011-Nov-07 0.1949 75.9 1.0 km – 2.3 km 17.0 24.09
(2007 VF189) 2011-Nov-07 0.1217 47.4 5.7 m – 13 m 28.3 14.99
(2006 JY26) 2011-Nov-08 0.1208 47.0 5.7 m – 13 m 28.3 6.58
(2010 LM68) 2011-Nov-08 0.1861 72.4 180 m – 410 m 20.8 9.55
(2005 XB1) 2011-Nov-08 0.0742 28.9 120 m – 260 m 21.8 13.15
(2005 YU55) 2011-Nov-08 0.0022 0.8 400 m 21.9 13.72
(2004 VB61) 2011-Nov-09 0.1866 72.6 100 m – 230 m 22.0 6.28
(2011 VB) 2011-Nov-10 0.0557 21.7 27 m – 61 m 24.9 7.21
(2011 TP6) 2011-Nov-10 0.0456 17.7 21 m – 48 m 25.5 2.81
(2011 UA276) 2011-Nov-10 0.0957 37.3 29 m – 65 m 24.8 6.44
(2008 UX) 2011-Nov-10 0.1463 56.9 190 m – 420 m 20.7 18.71
(1992 JD) 2011-Nov-11 0.1129 43.9 26 m – 59 m 25.0 7.72
(2011 UZ275) 2011-Nov-11 0.0581 22.6 73 m – 160 m 22.8 5.01
(2011 UY192) 2011-Nov-11 0.0528 20.6 34 m – 75 m 24.5 14.30
(2008 NA) 2011-Nov-12 0.1634 63.6 48 m – 110 m 23.7 12.08
138852 (2000 WN10) 2011-Nov-12 0.1318 51.3 270 m – 600 m 20.0 13.15
(2011 UZ114) 2011-Nov-12 0.0330 12.8 21 m – 47 m 25.5 7.62
154275 (2002 SR41) 2011-Nov-13 0.1918 74.6 240 m – 550 m 20.2 11.64
(2011 UT91) 2011-Nov-15 0.0253 9.9 63 m – 140 m 23.1 12.22
(2011 UB276) 2011-Nov-15 0.1322 51.4 62 m – 140 m 23.2 11.85
10145 (1994 CK1) 2011-Nov-16 0.1767 68.8 920 m – 2.1 km 17.3 13.10
(2010 WG3) 2011-Nov-17 0.1162 45.2 84 m – 190 m 22.5 8.33
202683 (2006 US216) 2011-Nov-17 0.1958 76.2 290 m – 660 m 19.8 17.99
(2011 UY255) 2011-Nov-18 0.1064 41.4 76 m – 170 m 22.7 6.73
(2011 UA115) 2011-Nov-19 0.0365 14.2 27 m – 61 m 24.9 9.71
(2011 UH21) 2011-Nov-19 0.1199 46.7 69 m – 150 m 22.9 6.09
(2011 UB115) 2011-Nov-19 0.1586 61.7 45 m – 100 m 23.9 7.90
(2005 WS3) 2011-Nov-19 0.1216 47.3 160 m – 350 m 21.2 15.81
(2008 WL64) 2011-Nov-20 0.1634 63.6 500 m – 1.1 km 18.6 34.02
175706 (1996 FG3) 2011-Nov-23 0.1014 39.5 670 m – 1.5 km 18.0 8.13
(2011 SR69) 2011-Nov-26 0.1143 44.5 260 m – 590 m 20.0 6.63
(2010 RJ43) 2011-Nov-26 0.1930 75.1 59 m – 130 m 23.3 10.66
(2008 KT) 2011-Nov-27 0.0674 26.2 6.0 m – 14 m 28.2 4.97
(1994 XL1) 2011-Nov-28 0.1182 46.0 180 m – 400 m 20.8 16.36
289315 (2005 AN26) 2011-Nov-29 0.0918 35.7 550 m – 1.2 km 18.4 12.51
(2002 TZ66) 2011-Nov-30 0.1471 57.3 18 m – 39 m 25.9 4.30

Source: http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

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  • BIN Admin

    Cool!

  • Blacksheep

    YU55′s close approach may bring increased meteor activity hey, like who cares, its no big deal anyway…

  • matrix30243

    STOP SPAMMING YOUR GOD CRAP NO ONE CARES!!! heres one for ya, did you know your god has what they call a DIVINE PLAN??? go look up the meaning of DIVINE PLAN, then you will see it doesnt matter what the hell we do or say, when its all part of the plan! so instead of trying to brainwash us, go follow your gods words and stop spreading your crap!

  • Blacksheep

    Now that’s most interesting indeed a lost and lonely asteroid is putting on a show long before the year 2012… cool

  • Anonymous

    ^^^^^^”Way to Heaven”^^^^^^

    Why so spammy in your approach? haha but seriously.. Your Christian theology is, evidently so, as conventionally sound as a wikipedia submission. However, I reverently, as well as respectfully, suggest that you research alternatives to the whole Heaven or Hell, guilt induced, tithe obligatory, dogmatic ultimatums that have fear mongered the world since the 4th century. For objectivity sake, you could perhaps try researching alternative beliefs to diversify your perspective, specifically concerning Universal Truths and life after death.

    (In response to the story):

    Not so much concerned with the threats to the earth but those to the moon. None the less, it will be interesting to see what implications this comet has in store throughout those three days.

  • Lliam

    YU55 near earths path is the 9th est
    go to the neo site
    NEO Near Earth Object
    Site link
    http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2005%20YU55;orb=1

    hit the >I until you see the closest Earth distance which is .0022AU and that will be on the 9th

    That’s why its called the 11 9 11
    for you end times people 9 11 forward and backwards
    wholly Nostra-dam-us

    oooooh booga booga

    As for The GOD or no GOD
    get a grip, you don’t want to believe or do its a persons choice
    if someone thinks they are trying to help save you, that’s nice of them to have respect to do that.

    But really your retort has the sound of jack boots clicking, and a ladder creaking, from you trying to hold yourself higher than someone else…

    PL EASE
    play nice now children.

  • Nim

    Japanese man insistently ask you “why you 55?” “why you 55?”

    *poke*

    *poke*

    “why you 55?”

  • O. Ryan Faust

    It will be interesting to discover the effects of a close fly-by of a small asteroid. The gravitational effects of a large body like earth on the small asteroid, the debris pattern (if any) and if anything unexpected occurs.

    As far as the religious post. I guess enough people clicked the spam button that it was removed by the time I got here. But I would like to comment: If it was pure spam, that is, a previously written blurb slammed in, then it is just that, pure spam, and it is inappropriate. If, however, it was written in response to the article and merely contained religious overtones, then it is the opinion of the writer and has a place among everyone elses posted comments and opinions.

    I’m a christian myself and my beliefs shape my conceptual framework, and my opinions reflect that. I’m supposed to be tolerant of the droll and ignorant when they express their opinions, so I would hope that those who don’t share my insights would at least respect my right to express them.

  • Metalchemist

    Death is the greatest kick of all.
    That’s why it’s saved for last.
    Can’t stop destiny, especially if it’s coming in from outside your solar system.
    Stand by for the light show.

  • Anonymous

    It sure will have company. All the little YU55′s when it mated with Elenin.

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