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Asteroid Misses Earth Narrowly, by Cosmic Standards

By JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH April 19, 2017 “We’re secure. From this one particular.” That was a quote from NASA’s planetary defense officer, Lindley Johnson, after a huge asteroid soared narrowly — by cosmic standards — previous the Earth on Wednesday morning, the closest approach by such an object in far more than a decade, according to scientists at NASA. The asteroid, discovered three ...

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