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Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth on April 19

Space Daily Saturday, 15 April 2017 ()
Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth on April 19Paris (AFP) April 14, 2017

An asteroid as big as the Rock of Gibraltar will streak past Earth on April 19 at a safe but uncomfortably close distance, according to astronomers. "Although there is no possibility for the asteroid to collide with our planet, this will be a very close approach for an asteroid this size," NASA said in a statement. Dubbed 2014-JO25 and roughly 650 metres (2,000 feet) across, the asteroid
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News video: NASA Captures Images Of Large Asteroid As It Readies To Pass By Earth

NASA Captures Images Of Large Asteroid As It Readies To Pass By Earth 01:14

NASA has gathered images of asteroid 2014 JO25 as it readies to pass relatively close to Earth. NASA has gathered images of asteroid 2014 JO25 as it readies to pass relatively close to Earth.  According to a press release by the agency, "The asteroid will fly safely past Earth on April 19 at a...

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