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Asteroid to Fly Close to Earth Monday Night

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'Potentially hazardous' asteroid 2000 EM26 to fly close to Earth

Space rock to pass by Earth 2.1m miles away, but astronomers say 270-metre object poses significant danger in case of impact

A "potentially hazardous" asteroid the size of three football fields will come uncomfortably close to Earth early on Tuesday.

The space rock, known as 2000 EM26, poses no threat and will pass the Earth at just under nine times the distance to the moon.

But it is defined as a potentially hazardous near-Earth object (NEO) large enough to cause significant damage in the event of an impact. Scientists estimate the asteroid, travelling at 27,000mph, is 270 metres (885ft) wide.

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Is this the same asteroid that's now missing ?

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Is this the same asteroid that's now missing ?

Yes.

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