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50-meter asteroid will come within 17,000 miles of Earth on 2/15/2013

last yearOdd : Boing Boing

"Since regular sky surveys began in the 1990s," says Don Yeomans of NASA's Near Earth Object Program says, "we've never seen an object this big get so close to Earth." That's about 5% of the average distance between the Earth and the Moon. (See also: The Last Policeman: solving a murder before an asteroid wipes [...]
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Asteroid 2013 NJ Whizzed by Earth Today Closer than Anything Else on NASA’s Near Earth Object List [Video]

Odd : Geekosystem (5 months ago)

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Time-lapse video shows a trailer-sized asteroid coming between Earth and the Moon [Video]

Genres / Sci Fi : io9 (2 years ago)

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Two asteroids to pass near Earth Wednesday

Academics / General Science : Science Fair (4 years ago)

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