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Huge Asteroid Too Close For Comfort
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18 Apr 2017 04:50 PM EST

Call it a close shave of a celestial sort. On April 19, an asteroid will speed safely by Earth at a distance of 1.1 million miles — or less than five times the distance from Earth to the moon. NASA says there's no chance the 2,000-foot-wide space rock will hit our planet. But the flyby — remarkably close by astronomical standards — serves as a reminder that somewhere out there an asteroid may have our name on it.

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