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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 »

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 »

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 ...and more »

Large asteroid safely buzzes Earth - CBC.ca

A large asteroid discovered three years ago whizzed past Earth today, but there's no need to panic. The asteroid — named 2014 JO25 — ranged between more than 700 metres and 1.4 kilometres across. At its closest, the asteroid passed roughly 1.8 ...and more »

Gigantic asteroid 2014 JO25 that's larger than the Rock of Gibraltar will zoom uncomfortably close to Earth today - The Sun

AN asteroid larger than the Rock of Gibraltar will zoom past Earth today and should be visible from Brits' back gardens. The 650-metre wide peanut-shaped rock is called 2014 J025 and is set to speed past Earth at a distance of one million miles. 4. A ...and more »

Close call: When asteroids whisk past Earth - Phys.Org

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 »

Giant Peanut-Shaped Asteroid to Pass Harmlessly by Earth Wednesday - Space.com

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 »

Big space rock to streak past Earth on Wednesday - Phys.Org

An asteroid stretching 650 metres (2,000 feet) across is on track to whoosh past Earth on Wednesday at a safe—but uncomfortably close—distance, according to astronomers. "Although there is no possibility for the asteroid to collide with our planet ...and more »

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

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 »

Giant asteroid to zoom past Earth, says NASA - Hindu Business Line

April 19. An asteroid, more than a quarter mile (400 metres) wide, will pass close to Earth on Wednesday, zooming by at a distance of just over a million miles (1.8 million km), but with no chance of impact, according to NASA scientists. Smaller ...and more »