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Close encounter with asteroid larger than aircraft carrier prompts calls to sheriff

Emergency dispatchers in Beltrami County say they got three calls about a strange object in the sky, with at least one call coming in at 3:30 in the morning. It was just the asteroid, 2005 YU55, passing between the moon and Earth. It's the first time in 35 years that such a huge object has flown so close to our planet.
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Emergency dispatchers in Beltrami County say they got three calls about a strange object in the sky, with at least one call coming in at 3:30 in the morning. It was just the asteroid, 2005 YU55, passing between the moon and Earth. It's the first time in 35 years that such a huge object has flown so close to our planet.

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