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Massive Asteroid Will Pass by Earth Today: Watch the Slooh Webcast -

An asteroid will make a close flyby of Earth today (April 19), and the Slooh Community Observatory will be tracking the space rock's journey live. During the close approach, the asteroid will be traveling at about 73,000 miles per hour (117,000 ...and more »

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

Radar images of asteroid 2014 JO25 were obtained in the early morning hours on Tuesday, with NASA's 70-meter (230-foot) antenna at the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in California. The images reveal a peanut-shaped asteroid that rotates ...and more »

Giant Peanut-Shaped Asteroid to Pass Harmlessly by Earth Wednesday -

A huge, shiny, peanut-shaped asteroid will safely swing by Earth tomorrow morning (April 19), coming within a distance of 1.1 million miles (1.8 million kilometers) of the planet — about 4.6 times the distance from Earth to the moon. The bright ...and more »

How NASA Studies and Tracks Asteroids Near and Far - NASA/JPL Edu News (press release) (blog)

On April 19, an asteroid named 2014 JO25 will safely fly by Earth, passing at a distance of about 1.1 million miles (1.8 million kilometers) of the planet. This asteroid poses no threat to Earth and, in fact, asteroids safely fly by Earth quite ...and more »

2014 JO25 Flies By Earth — See It Tonight - Universe Today

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 on Tuesday April 18. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSSR. Asteroid 2014 JO25, discovered in 2014 ...and more »

Asteroid Misses Earth Narrowly, by Cosmic Standards - New York Times

“We're safe. From this one.” That was a quote from NASA's planetary defense officer, Lindley Johnson, after a large asteroid soared narrowly — by cosmic standards — past the Earth on Wednesday morning, the closest approach by such an object in more ...and more »

Asteroid the size of the Rock of Gibraltar makes closest pass to Earth in 400 years -

An asteroid the size of the Rock of Gibraltar passed by Earth on Wednesday, the closest in 400 years. The space rock, measuring more than a quarter of a mile (400 metres) wide, zoomed by at a distance of just over a million miles or about 4.6 times the ...and more »

Worried about gigantic asteroids hurtling towards Earth? There's a graph for that -

In 1908, an asteroid crashed into a forest in Siberia. The force is estimated to have flattened 80 million trees with the heat from the burning rock being felt up to 35 miles away. The Tunguska event, as it became known, released energy equivalent to ...and more »

Look Out for a Giant Asteroid Passing Very Close to Earth in Tonight's Sky - Travel+Leisure

A giant, peanut-shaped asteroid will come into “potentially hazardous” close contact with Earth on Wednesday. Even though scientists have determined that there is a zero percent chance of Asteroid 2014 JO25 coming in contact with Earth this week, the ...and more »

Large asteroid to miss Earth by mere 1800000km - Irish Times

An asteroid more than 400 meters wide will pass close to Earth on Wednesday, zooming by at a distance of just over 1.8 million km. Smaller asteroids routinely make closer passes to Earth, but 2014 J025, discovered in May 2014, will be the largest ...and more »