Friday, February 5, 2016

100-Foot Asteroid to Buzz Earth Next Month

An asteroid as long as a basketball court will give Earth a close shave next month — though scientists aren't sure just how close.
The near-Earth asteroid 2013 TX68, which is thought to be about 100 feet in diameter, will zoom past our planet on March 5. The space rock could come as close as 11,000 miles — less than 5 percent of the distance from Earth to the moon — or stay up to 9 million miles away during the flyby, NASA officials said.

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