Today, asteroid YU55 will whizz by Earth at a mere 200,000 miles, closer than the Moon. Eggheads promise there is no chance of a collision or it effecting tides, Werewolves or a melding of universes (like in Fringe!). Nope, just a chance to watch an aircraft carrier sized rock fly by with the aid of a 6-8 inch telescope.
But on a completely unrelated, coincidental note, the Emergency Alert System will be fired off nationwide, on all TV and Radio stations at 2pm Eastern time. So, be one of those in the know and have fun with those that are ignorant of the test and totally freak out, run in circles or ask the hot girl in your office to, “have sex before the earth ends”.
- Asteroid due to cross Earth-Moon orbit today (newslite.tv)
- Asteroid 2005 YU55 closes in on fly-by between Earth, Moon (news.nationalpost.com)