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Asteroid as big as football pitch narrowly avoided Earth in closest near miss ever recorded

Asteroid as big as football pitch narrowly avoided Earth in closest near miss ever recorded

It was recorded as the closest ever near miss, since records began.

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Earthsky.org reported: "An Apollo type earth-crossing asteroid, was flying through space at 66,174 miles per hour.

"If the asteroid had entered our atmosphere, a great portion of the space rock would have disintegrated due to friction with the air.

The 2018 GE3 had about three to six times the diameter of the space rock that penetrated the skies over Chelyabinsk, Russia in February 2013.

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