Large asteroid to have close call with earth

October 12, 2012 12:34:35 AM PDT
The earth is in for a very close brush with an asteroid the size of a house on Friday.

NASA says "Asteroid TC4" is about 56 feet wide and will come only 59,000 miles of our planet. That's about one-fourth the distance to the moon.

But NASA says the huge rock poses no danger and calls the close-encounter a guaranteed miss.

You can watch a live telescope view of the asteroid online using the links below:

The Virtual Telescope Project 2.0

Asteroids: Formation, Discovery and Exploration


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