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Asteroid the size of a football field whizzes alarmingly close by Earth

Asteroid the size of a football field whizzes alarmingly close by Earth



2018-04-16T15:09:01+0000

The distance between the moon and Earth is 238,900 miles. This 2018 GE3 asteroid was only about 119,500 miles away from Earth. By cosmic standards, that's pretty darn close.

An asteroid known as 2018 GE3 soared close - by cosmic standards - past Earth early Sunday morning just hours after being spotted by astronomers.



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