Close call: When asteroids whisk past Earth

A huge, shiny, peanut-shaped asteroid will safely swing by Earth tonight (April 19), coming within a distance of 1.1 million miles (1.8 million kilometers) of the planet — about 4.6 times the distance from Earth to the moon.

Close call: When asteroids whisk past Earth

A peanut-shaped asteroid 1.3 kilometres (3,280 feet) across streaked past Earth on Wednesday, giving astronomers a rare chance to check out a big space rock up close.

Wed 19 Apr 17 from Phys.org

Half-Mile-Long Asteroid to Pass Very Close to Earth

NASA says there is no chance it will make impact with Earth

Wed 19 Apr 17 from TIME

'Gibraltar-sized' space rock passes Earth

A large asteroid the size of the Rock of Gibraltar has passed safely by Earth.

Wed 19 Apr 17 from BBC News

See the big peanut-shaped asteroid zooming by Earth Wednesday - CNET

NASA gets a good look at a hefty asteroid passing by Earth, and it resembles a popular legume.

Wed 19 Apr 17 from CNET

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

An asteroid that zoomed by Earth today (April 19) at less than five times the distance between Earth the moon has been caught on radar.

Wed 19 Apr 17 from SPACE.com

Massive Asteroid Will Pass by Earth Today: Watch the Slooh Webcast

An asteroid will make a close flyby of Earth today (April 19), and the Slooh Community Observatory will be tracking the space rock's journey in a live webcast. You can watch the show here on ...

Wed 19 Apr 17 from SPACE.com

Asteroid will be visible as it zooms close to Earth today

Object 2014 JO25 will be visible as it passes at a distance of 1.1 million miles - or about 4.6 times the distance from Earth to the moon. It is due to pass today at 8:24AM ET (1:24PM BST). ...

Wed 19 Apr 17 from Daily Mail

Large asteroid to pass close to Earth on Wednesday 

Tue 18 Apr 17 from Telegraph.co.uk Science

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