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Wheee - Asteroid skimming past earth.

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Oh, this one is going to be a close approach.  I don't really consider them close unless they are inside the moon's orbit.  Still going to be too far to see with your bare eyes.  These things are cool.

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Yes, we see these kinds of asteroids come "close" to the Earth every few years but rarely as close as this one which passed 118,000 miles from the Earth, about half the distance from here to the moon. Sooner or later a big one could have a direct hit with Earth if we don't, at that time, have the ability to divert it.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_asteroid_close_approaches_to_Earth

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