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Nasa Captures New Images of Large Asteroid Passing Earth

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Asteroid 2005 YU55

Radar image of asteroid 2005 YU55 obtained Nov. 7, 2011 when the space rock was at 3.6 lunar distances, about 860,000 miles, or 1.38 million kilometers, from Earth.

Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech

NASA's Deep Space Network antenna in Goldstone, Calif. has captured new radar images of Asteroid 2005 YU55 passing close to Earth.

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