Huge Asteroid Gave Earth a Very Close Shave on April 19 2017

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A huge, shiny, peanut-shaped asteroid safely swung by Earth this morning (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.

The bright asteroid 2014 JO25 is coming toward Earth from the sun’s direction and should be visible in the sky in small telescopes for a few days afterward as it fades from view. It will be at its closest point to Earth at 8:24 a.m. EDT (1224 GMT).

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