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Largest asteroid to fly past Earth this year is coming soon — and it’s huge

The largest asteroid known to be passing near Earth this year will also be one of the fastest rocks to cruise past our planet, and it's all happening March 21.

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What Hollywood gets wrong (and right!) about protecting the Earth from asteroids

February 11, 2021. By Robyn Schelenz, UCOP. Share this story:TwitterFacebookLinkedInReddit · Fig. 1 by University of California. 29.3K subscribers. Subscribe.

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HUGE 'potentially hazardous' asteroid to skim past Earth in March

The asteroid, named 231937 (2001 FO32), is unlikely to hit the Earth as it will be 1.2 million miles from the planet - five times further out than the Moon.

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Asteroid as wide as the Golden Gate Bridge to fly past Earth in March

Asteroid, known as 231937 (2001 FO32), is about 0.8 to 1.7km in diameter and will come within 2 million kilometres of Earth at 11:03am EST on March 21.

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