Biggest asteroid in 35 years swings close to Earth (AP)

28 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Leonard Ortiz)  MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUTAP - An asteroid as big as an aircraft carrier zipped by Earth on Tuesday in the closest encounter by such a massive space rock in more than three decades. Scientists ruled out any chance of a collision but turned their telescopes skyward to learn more about the object known as 2005 YU55.

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