Mega Asteroid To Hurtle Towards Earth Tomorrow

A giant asteroid is hurtling towards Earth, but NASA says there is no chance it could hit us. The space rock is as large as six NFL football fields, and will make a harmless fly-by tomorrow (Wednesay, April 19th.) A statement from NASA says, "Although there is no possibility for the asteroid to collide with our planet, this will be a very close approach for an asteroid this size." After looping around the sun, the 2,000-foot-wide space chunk named 2014-JO25 will buzz Earth at a distance of 1.1 million miles, or a reassuring five times the distance to the moon. Not much is known about the latest asteroid, though reports indicate it has a reflective surface twice as bright as the moon. The close encounter means that even amateur astronomers with small telescopes or binoculars will be able to catch a peek, Space.com notes. It will be visible for one or two nights, before slowly fading away.

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