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Massive Asteroid Narrowly Passes By Earth

An asteroid zoomed by Earth on Tuesday night at 6:05 p.m. EDT at almost 126,000 miles outside our atmosphere, according to NBC News. That distance is almost half the amount of miles from the Earth to the moon and will be the closest approach of an asteroid to Earth in almost 300 years, according to EarthSky.org. The asteroid known as 2010 WC9 was flying at almost 29,000 miles per hour as it passed Earth with a diameter of 60 to 134 meters (200 to 400 feet) which is as “big across as a city block,” according to asteroid expert Dr. …read more