Feb 022013
 
NASA

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Asteroid 2012 DA14 is set to make the record books for the closest approach to earth by an asteroid as big as this since they started keeping records in the 1990’s. The asteroid, the size of a football field, will pass just 17,200 miles above the Earth, closer than most satellites.  NASA says there is no danger of a collision, nonetheless this exceptionally close approach has everyone’s attention and space observers will be keeping a close watch as it approaches our planet.

 

 

 

Apr 092011
 
asteroid 1

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Asteroid 2005 YU55 will pass close to Earth on November 8th, 2011. This large asteroid (1,300 ft/ 400 meters) will pass Earth within 0.85 lunar distances. This is extremely close and very big. It will approach from the South.

More details to come as it gets closer.

http://www.space.com/11310-huge-asteroid-2005-yu55-passing-earth-november.html