150-foot asteroid will buzz Earth, no need to duck
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A 150-foot-wide asteroid will come remarkably close to Earth next week, even closer than high-flying communication and weather satellites. It will be the nearest known flyby of an object of this size.
But don’t worry. Scientists promise the megarock will be at least 17,100 miles away when it zips past Feb. 15.
“No Earth impact is possible,” Donald Yeomans, manager of NASA’s Near-Earth Object program at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., said Thursday.
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