Don’t panic: Huge, headline-grabbing asteroid has no chance of hitting us anytime soon

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Don’t panic: Huge, headline-grabbing asteroid has no chance of hitting us anytime soonThe bad news is that an asteroid of city-killing proportions is heading in our direction, but the good news is that it'll miss us on Saturday night by 3.2 million miles. The space rock, known as 2002 NN4, generated enough scary headlines that NASA felt compelled to put out a reassuring note today. "There is no danger the asteroid will hit the Earth," NASA said. The asteroid has been described as being as big as the Empire State Building, but Bad Astronomy's Phil Plait points out that one study estimates it as being even larger, with a diameter of 735… Read More


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