(Image courtesy: NASA)

Asteroid Comes ‘Remarkably Close’ To Earth

We had a close encounter with an asteroid Friday afternoon. Sort of.


This radar image of asteroid 2005 YU55 was obtained on Nov. 7, 2011, at 11:45 a.m. PST, when the space rock was about 860,000 miles from Earth.  (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Large Asteroid To Pass Close To Earth Tonight

This is one of those stories that grabs everyone’s attention – an asteroid the size of an aircraft carrier is headed toward the Earth.


The asteroid missed Earth by 7,500 miles.

Bus-Sized Asteroid Misses Earth By About 7,500 Miles

A 30-foot bus-sized space rock named 2011 MD, missed the Earth by a mere 7,500 miles on Monday.