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2005 YU55 Finally Makes MSM Headlines - 400m now?

 
Lateralus
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2005 YU55 Finally Makes MSM Headlines - 400m now?
[link to www.msnbc.msn.com]

"This space rock is asteroid 2005 YU55, a veritable mini-world roughly 1,300 feet (400 meters) wide nearly four football fields across that will zoom by Earth inside the orbit of the moon."

Wasn't it just the other day that Spaceweather changed its size from 175m to 200m and now MSN is claiming it's 400m? I'm not calling doom on this, but what's with all these new calculations. Thoughts?
olaf
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10/27/2011 09:13 PM
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Re: 2005 YU55 Finally Makes MSM Headlines - 400m now?
it takes long to figure it out isn;t it.


i still don't know yet.
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10/27/2011 09:30 PM
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Re: 2005 YU55 Finally Makes MSM Headlines - 400m now?
If they can't get the size right, is it also possible that they didn't get it's path tight either?
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Re: 2005 YU55 Finally Makes MSM Headlines - 400m now?
If they can't get the size right, is it also possible that they didn't get it's path tight either?
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I was thinking the same...
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How ironic that it just so happens to be coming from the direction of the SUN?
WTF? Ok... Im starting to get that knot in my stomach.
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Re: 2005 YU55 Finally Makes MSM Headlines - 400m now?
[link to www.msnbc.msn.com]

"This space rock is asteroid 2005 YU55, a veritable mini-world roughly 1,300 feet (400 meters) wide nearly four football fields across that will zoom by Earth inside the orbit of the moon."

Wasn't it just the other day that Spaceweather changed its size from 175m to 200m and now MSN is claiming it's 400m? I'm not calling doom on this, but what's with all these new calculations. Thoughts?
 Quoting: Lateralus


The 400 meter figure was determined by the Arecibo radio telescope back in 2010 see [link to planetary.org]

It's just a typographic error, the JPL data base they link to gives the Aricebo determined radius. [link to ssd.jpl.nasa.gov]
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