06 May '11, 11pm

Giant asteroid set to narrowly miss Earth - Yahoo! News

Giant asteroid set to narrowly miss Earth - Yahoo! News

A giant asteroid will only just miss earth later this year, according to NASA. The huge rock, dubbed YU55, will pass within 201,700 miles of our planet in November. If it crashes into earth the impact would be equivalent to 65,000 atomic bombs, while the crater would be six miles wide and 2,000 ft deep. The asteroid, which weighs 55 million tons and is 1,300ft wide, will be the largest ever object to get so close to our planet. It orbits the sun every 14 months. [Related story: NASA probe shows Einstein theory was correct ] It will be closer to us than the moon, which is on average 238,855 miles away and will be visible through a small telescope. The best times to view it will be between 23:28 on 8 November and 07:13 on 9 November (UK time). According to NASA spokesman Dave Yeomans, there is no chance YU55 will crash into earth… for the time being. He said in statement: “Y...

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Cricket: Warne set to quit after IPL

Cricket: Warne set to quit after IPL

channelnewsasia.com 06 May '11, 12pm

NEW DELHI: Australian bowling legend Shane Warne Friday said he will quit all professional cricket after the current India...