An aircraft carrier-size asteroid is scheduled to pass near Earth later today, and NASA is snapping images as it comes closer.
According to the U.S. space agency, asteroid 2005 YU55 will pass no closer than 201,700 miles from Earth, or about 85 percent of the distance between our planet and the moon. The asteroid is expected to be closest to the planet at 3:28 p.m. PT. Because of its distance from Earth, NASA doesn't expect the asteroid to have any impact on tides or tectonic plates.
Although the space rock will be at a safe … Read more