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‘Potentially hazardous’ kilometre-wide asteroid will fly past Earth this month

As if things on Earth weren’t scary enough, a massive chunk of space rock – classified as ‘potentially hazardous’ – is flying towards our planet.

Thankfully, asteroid 2014 JO25 will fly past Earth safely at 4.6 lunar distances on April 19 – which is 1.1 million miles.

It’s the closest flyby by a big asteroid in more than a decade.

 

 

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