Asteroid Will Pass Near to Earth
Astronomers are predicting that an asteroid 300 metres across will pass only 830,000 kilometres away from the Earth - this sounds far, but it's pretty close in cosmic terms. asteroid 2001 YB5 was only discovered in early December by the NEAT (Near Earth asteroid Tracking), and it orbits the Sun every 1,321 days. Although it won't hit us this time, Astronomers feel that it's potentially hazardous, and could strike the Earth in the future causing tremendous damage.
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