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NASA

Submission + - April Fools asteroid was a near miss-> 1

wizardofoz99 writes: "An asteroid the size of a passenger jet zipped past Earth on Sunday April 1st. The space rock did not pose a threat of hitting Earth, though it passed astronomically speaking at a hairs distance from Earth.

his flyby was no joke even though it was April 1st. Yet another example of how close we have come to near miss passes by asteroids. 2012 EG5 was 143,00 miles (230,000 kilometers) away from Earth at closest approach, about half the distance between the Earth and moon's orbit. The moon is on average about 238,000 miles (382,900 km) from Earth."

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