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Feb. 15th, Asteroid Near Flyby

by Rod Hill

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Posted on February 1, 2013 at 11:17 PM

NASA says there is no reason for concern, but on Feb. 15th, an asteroid about half the size of a football field will fly past Earth closer than many man-made satellites.  The large rock will come within nearly 17,000 miles of our planet.  Since regular sky surveys began in the 1990s, astronomers have never seen an object so large come so close to Earth.

Click the link to view a 4-minute video from NASA with more information and illustration:

www.youtube.com/watch

KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill

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