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Asteroid the size of three football fields to hurtle past Earth

Fox News: A gigantic asteroid nearly 900 feet wide will race past planet Earth tonight, a harmless but sobering reminder of the dangers posed by such interplanetary visitors.

On Monday, Feb. 17, at approximately 9:00p.m. EST, the Slooh space telescope will broadcast a live video stream and scientific discussion about the silent visitor, which will be traveling at approximately 27,000 miles per hour when it soars safely past the planet.

The asteroid, called NEA 2000 EM26, will come no closer than 8.8 lunar distances from Earth -- a measure of the distance between us and the moon -- and poses no threat to us.

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ajax171731d ago

Holy crap, this is gonna be crazy!

ajax171731d ago

...ok not as exciting as I thought it would be.

Spiewie 1731d ago

Meh happens every so often xD