Close call: When asteroids whisk past Earth - Yahoo News

A peanut-shaped asteroid 1.3 kilometres (3,280 feet) across streaked past Earth on Wednesday, giving astronomers a rare chance to check out a big space rock up close. But not too close. Dubbed 2014-JO25, the asteroid came nearest at 12:20 GMT and is ...and more »

Asteroid will be visible as it zooms close to Earth today - Daily Mail

Phew! Stunning images show mile-wide asteroid nicknamed 'The Rock' that passed close to Earth today. 2014 JO25 is between 640 meters and 1.4 kilometers (0.4 to 0.9 miles) wide; It's the closest shave we've had with an asteroid of this size in the last ...and more »

Big Peanut-Shaped Asteroid Caught on Radar as It Zooms by Earth (Video) -

An asteroid that zoomed by Earth today (April 19) at less than five times the distance between the Earth and the moon has been caught on radar. The new images, which were taken yesterday (April 18), capture features on the near-Earth asteroid 2014 JO25 ...and more »

Giant asteroid makes its closest approach to Earth in centuries - CBS News

A huge, shiny, peanut-shaped asteroid reportedly swung safely by Earth Wednesday morning, coming within a distance of 1.1 million miles of the planet — about 4.6 times the distance from Earth to the moon. The bright asteroid 2014 JO25 came towards ...and more »

NASA Radar Spots Relatively Large Asteroid Prior to Flyby - NASA/JPL Edu News (press release) (blog)

Radar Imagery of Asteroid 2014 JO25 This composite of 30 images of asteroid 2014 JO25 was generated with radar data collected using NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar in California's Mojave Desert. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSSRand more »

An Asteroid Is Swinging By Earth Today For Its Closest Visit In 400 Years - NPR

Earth is welcoming a rather hefty visitor to the neighborhood Wednesday — an asteroid that hasn't swung by these parts in roughly 400 years. About as big as the Rock of Gibraltar, asteroid 2014 JO25 is coming so close that its visit should be visible ...and more »

Half-Mile-Long Asteroid to Pass Very Close to Earth - TIME

A huge asteroid will fly past Earth at the closest distance it has come in the past 400 years. The approach, a distance of 1.1 million miles or about 4.6 times the distance from Earth to the moon, will also be the closest the 2,000-foot-long asteroid ...and more »

See the big peanut-shaped asteroid zooming by Earth Wednesday - CNET

These 30 images show all the face of asteroid JO25. NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSSR. Asteroid 2014 JO25 looks like something you'd find in a snack bag at a ballgame. NASA released a series of images of the peanut-shaped space rock on Tuesday just prior to its ...and more »

Watch a Large Asteroid Streak Through the Night Sky - Smithsonian

Asteroid. A composite image of asteroid 2014 JO25 created with data from NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSSR). By Marissa Fessenden. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0. 0 0 0 0 0 0. A large asteroid will swing by the Earth on ...and more »

NASA has stunning video of a giant asteroid that's set to whiz past Earth - Fox News

NASA has released radar images of the asteroid known as 2014 JO25, as the space rock prepares to fly by Earth on Wednesday night. Various telescopes and observatories around the planet, including the Arecibo Observatory, have begun sending radar ...and more »