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  • By Hanneke Weitering

    A whopper of an asteroid will make a close approach to Earth on April 19. There’s no need to panic, though; NASA says it won’t collide with our planet. But it will get extremely close for […]

    • @OP link – NASA first learned of 2014 JO25 three years ago, when astronomers monitoring the Catalina Sky Survey at the University of Arizona spotted it with their telescopes.
      Sponsored by NASA’s Near-Earth Object (NEO) Observation Program, the survey searches for potentially Earth-threatening asteroids in the solar system.

      We really should be putting more money and effort into this work, – along with developing deflection systems for when we find Earth impactors!

    • …NASA says it won’t collide with our planet.

      Pitty! hahaha…