08/11/2011 -  Asteroid 2005 YU55  will make a close approach to the Earth. The large space rock, about 1,300 feet in diameter, will pass closer than the Moon at 0.85 lunar distances. While it is not expected to pose a threat to the Earth, it is an extremely rare event, since asteroids this large only pass close to the Earth about every 30 years.Its surface is coal black and it spins slowly through space, travelling at 30,000mph. It was last this close to our planet some 200 years ago.

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