Due to massive size and distance path so close to Earth to make the scientists to prepare various high-tech monitoring equipment. Asteroid 2005 YU55 was first discovered by a team supervisor space from the University of Arizona, December 28, 2005.
“The arrival of massive objects like 2005 YU55 will cross the Earth in the distance is short,” said one high-ranking NASA’s Don Yeomans at the Space.com website, Friday (8 / 4).
Yeoman said the latest radar technology enables 2005 YU55 observed in resolution three-dimensional graph. Currently, a new image or images of asteroids obtained from a space shuttle in charge of looking for celestial bodies. “So we’ll likens the Earth as the spacecraft was on duty. Data from the latest radar images of asteroids is expected to capture the real,” he explained.
Asteroid 2005 YU55 rotating slowly. Minor Planet Center in Cambridge Observer, the United States estimates, the asteroid that brought a number of radioactive material that would come from the south direction of Earth. “The asteroid will be the first large space objects that pass close to Earth since 1976,”said Lance Benner, of NASA research scientist.