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Asteroid size of 40 football fields to scoot by Earth in September

An asteroid the length of about 40 soccer fields will shoot by Earth this September. Hopefully NASA won’t need to deploy its planetary defense system, however, as the giant rock is not expected to pose
Asteroid Florence, named after 19th-century English nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale, is on track to pass at a distance of 4.4 million miles (7 million km).

Tipped to be one of the largest asteroids to ever fly by Earth, the wandering space rock last took a similar path back in 1890

 

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