Click on the image to the left to see an animated image about how close the asteroid is going to get to the earth. According to NASA, they just recently took a picture of an asteroid that has been rushing towards the Earth for some time now. Using the Arecibo Planetary Radar Facility in Puerto Rico, they were able to locate an asteroid the size of an aircraft carrier that is actually going to be closer to the earth than the moon.
The asteroid is about 1300 feet wide, it’s called the 2005 YU55 asteroid, and it will passing by about 201,700 miles from the earth. Nothing to close, but still very close to get NASA scientist to feel uneasy in their stomachs. The Asteroid will be here on the 8th of November, but don’t worry. NASA said that the trajectory path of the asteroid is very well understood, the gravitational influence will not harm the planet, and we won’t even feel it was even here. NASA