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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.