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    Big Asteroid 2005 YU55 flyby watch it online!!

    I know this is a little off topic but a asteroid the size of a football field will skim by earth (200,000 miles close) in about 1 hour. This is closer than the moon is to us and doesn't happen very often. The asteroid is darker than coal and can only be seen with a 6 in. or larger aperture telescope.

    You can watch it here as it flies by ( http://events.slooh.com/ ). In an hour slews telecsopes will fire up and view the asteroid. This wont happen again until 2028, so consider this a rare opportunity!

    (sorry for the short notice, its moving quite fast)


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    Thanks, Lance. This website is really cool.

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    Thanks for the link! This will help those of us who are covered in rain right now to witness the asteroid. Hopefully!
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    Where is it on the web page? Will we be able to see it with the naked eye?

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    there is telescope feed on the webpage given that tracks it as it flies by


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    I dont get what im watching....

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    its just a bunch of stars for now but they are trying to track it down im guessing...

    ---------- Post added at 06:28 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:21 PM ----------

    the line accross the stars is the asteroids path as it wizzes by.

    ---------- Post added at 07:21 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:28 PM ----------

    Not really much of a sighting, but the best they could do.


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    Yeah that was pretty anti-climatic. But at least it didn't impact!
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