Yes, and Elvis Presley will be driving it....
OK, with that nonsense out of the way, Asteroid YU55 is going to come pretty damn close, if you consider 175,000 miles close. If you live in the US, and have a telescope, or even a good pair of binoculars, you will get a thrill, as the asteroid passes by. This is the good news.
The bad news? Every conspiracy freak and lunatic is coming out of the woodwork, and predicting the end of the world as we know it. Go to Youtube and you will see all kinds of stuff about Planet X, Planet Nibiru, the Mayan calender prediction that 2012 is here, and all kinds of neat stuff that will scare your pants off, if you are not aware of what's really happening, or will make you laugh your pants off, if you are.
To compound the big scare is the fact that our government is holding a disaster drill that day, and FEMA trucks are all over the roads, which helps to account for the explosion of conspiracy nuts on Youtube this week. OK, nice job, Mr. President. Happy Halloween to you too, albeit a week late. LOL.
Here is a little something, based on science, not scary creepy random thoughts, that you will enjoy.