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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Asteroid 2005 YU55

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Asteroid 2005 YU55 400-meter asteroid 2005 YU55 passed within 300,000 kilometers of Earth on November 8, 2011. Radar astronomers used the opportunity to perform incredibly detailed delay-Doppler imaging of the asteroid, revealing details as small as four meters across as it rotated slowly.


Original image data dated on or about November 8, 2011.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.


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