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Earth marks close encounter with enormous asteroid

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(Reuters) - An asteroid estimated to be the size of three football fields whizzed close to Earth on Monday, roughly a year after one exploded over Russia and injured 1,200 people.

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Slooh Space Camera tracked the approach of the asteroid as it raced past the planet at about 27,000 mph, starting at 8 p.m. Central Time, the robotic telescope service said in a statement on Slooh.com.

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