Earth marks close encounter with enormous asteroid
(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.
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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