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Will I be able to see Asteroid 2005 YU55 that is supposed to pass by the Earth on Tuesday from Lawrence?

Perhaps, but with a telescope. Even then it would be difficult. According to Discover Magazine, the asteroid, whose closest approach will occur at 5:28 p.m. CST Tuesday, will only appear 1/100 as bright as the faintest star you can see with the naked eye. You can find a detailed plan for observing the asteroid at


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