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Press Release 11-238

Asteroid Approaches Earth on November 8: Discuss It Online With an NSF Astronomer in a Washington Post Chat Session

Chat online November 8 with an NSF astronomer about a rare large asteroid that will travel closer to Earth than the moon does

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Image of the Earth viewed from space.

Asteroid 2005 YU55 will pass within 0.85 lunar distances from the Earth on November 8, 2011.

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