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Asteroid buzzes Earth - Space Daily

On Monday morning Earth barely escaped being struck by a newly-discovered asteroid dubbed 2017 AG13.The asteroid, belonging to the Aten group of asteroids between 11 and 34 meters in diameter, was spotted by scientists at the University of Arizona ...and more »

Close encounters of the asteroid kind - The Boston Globe

A previously undetected asteroid that could rival the size of a mid-sized Boston office building passed by Earth this week in a close shave that brought the object within half the distance of the moon. The space rock — with the catchy name 2017 AG13 ...and more »

An Unexpected Asteroid Just Zoomed Very Close Past Earth - National Geographic Australia

The rock was only discovered two days before it swung past us 50% closer than the Moon. Follow; Share · Tweet. Follow; Share; Comment. It was nearly midnight here in Australia when a sneaky asteroid flew really close past our planet on the evening of 9 ...and more »

NASA's Bold Plan to Save Earth From Killer Asteroids -

An artist's rendition of asteroid 2016 WF9 as it passes Jupiter's orbit inbound toward the sun. NASA / JPL-Caltech. Share; Share · Tweet · Comment · Email; Print. Just beyond Earth's home in the solar system, about 94 million miles from the Sun, a coal ...and more »

Asteroid the size of a 10-story building whizzes by dangerously close to Earth - AOL News

While a large portion of the U.S. comfortably slept on Monday morning, an asteroid the size of a 10-story building passed by alarmingly close to the Earth. The asteroid in question, dubbed 2017 AG13, is estimated to be between 50 and 111 feet wide and ...and more »

Sneaky asteroid spotted whizzing between Earth and moon - CNET

An asteroid roughly the size of a 10-story building gave Earth a particularly close pass Monday morning. Asteroid 2017 AG13 came within half the distance from Earth to the moon as it buzzed by early Monday morning at 4:47 a.m. PT. The fly-by happened ...and more »

Asteroid 2017 AG13 zoomed terrifyingly close to Earth and we didn't see it coming - The Sun

A HIGHRISE-sized asteroid slipped quietly between the Earth and the moon yesterday, but we didn't even see it coming. Now designated 2017 AG13, the 10-storey (25-35m) tall space rock was first spotted on Saturday by the Catalina Sky Survey and was ...and more »

An asteroid like a 10-storey building just missed Earth by only half the distance to the Moon. We barely saw it coming - South China Morning Post

On Monday, while Hongkongers were settling down to their evening meal and East Coast Americans were enjoying breakfast or cursing the morning rush hour, an asteroid as big as a 10-story building grazed Earth. The asteroid, dubbed 2017 AG13, was ...and more »

An Asteroid Passed Pretty Close to Earth This Week - TIME

An asteroid whizzed past Earth this week about two days after it was first detected by astronomers, the Boston Globe reports. The space rock, which is officially called 2017 AG13, flew between Earth and the moon Monday about 8 a.m. EST, notes Eric ...and more »

Phew! Giant asteroid passed just 120000 miles from Earth last night - and was only spotted 24 hours earlier - Daily Mail

An asteroid as big as a 10-story building has passed by Earth at a distance half that of the Moon, researchers have revealed. The asteroid, dubbed 2017 AG13, was only spotted only Saturday by the University of Arizona's Catalina Sky Survey. It is ...and more »