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NASA: Big Asteroid Could Pass Near Earth Next Month

NASA is monitoring a 100-foot (30-meter) wide asteroid that could make a close pass by Earth next month but has no chance of hitting it, the U.S. space agency said on Friday. First spotted in 2013, the asteroid could fly as close as 11,000 miles (17,700 km) from Earth on March 5, according to scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. That is roughly 1/20th the distance from Earth to the moon and about half as far as many communications satellites that...

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