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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

A Huge Asteroid Is Set to Hurtle Past Earth This Wednesday - ScienceAlert

An asteroid so big it's been nicknamed after Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will streak past Earth this Wednesday, April 19. That might sound alarming, but don't panic, the asteroid will pass us at a close but safe distance - which means telescopes around ...and more »

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

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 »

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

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NASA just filmed a 'potentially hazardous' asteroid flying near Earth that's as big as a super-tall skyscraper - Business Insider

Astronomers on Wednesday night will be keeping a close eye on a big asteroid that's zooming past Earth. Telescopes like the Arecibo Observatory — a huge radio dish built inside of a Puerto Rican sinkhole — have already started filming the tumbling ...and more »

Huge Asteroid to Give Earth a Very Close Shave on April 19 - NBCNews.com

Call it a close shave of a celestial sort. On April 19, an asteroid roughly the size of the Rock of Gibraltar will speed safely by Earth at a distance of 1.1 million miles — or less than five times the distance from Earth to the moon. NASA says there ...and more »