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3Novices:NASA says big asteroid to give Earth a near miss on Wednesday

An asteroid more than a quarter mile (400 metres) wide will pass close to Earth on Wednesday, zooming by at a distance of just over a million miles (1.8 million km), but with no chance of impact, according to NASA scientists.

Smaller asteroids routinely make closer passes to Earth, but 2014 J025, discovered in May 2014, will be the largest asteroid to come this near to the planet since 2004, flying by at only about 4.6 times the distance from the Earth to the Moon, 1.1 million miles (1.8…
April 19, 2017 at 01:45AM http://ift.tt/2pxf7pk
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