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A mile-wide asteroid is flying uncomfortably close to Earth tomorrow

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 19, 2017 01:04 AM
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by (Kristine Lofgren) last modified Apr 18, 2017

A mile-wide asteroid is about to swing by Earth tomorrow, making its closest pass to Earth in 400 years. Nicknamed 'The Rock' because of its massive size, the asteroid is barreling towards Earth at 73 mph and won't be this close again for at least another 500 years. Scientists don't know much about The Rock - it was only identified 3 years ago - but we do know that it is twice as reflective as the moon, so you might be able to watch it fly past on its way through the galaxy.





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