Asteroid to pass close to the Earth tonight - and you should be able to see it

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An asteroid the size of an Olympic swimming pool will pass by the Earth tonight (Friday).

The object will pass us by at a distance of just 27,700km (17,200miles) - set to be the closest ever predicted for an object of its size.

It will pass closer even than the geosynchronous satellites that orbit the Earth, but there is no risk of impacts or collisions, experts have said.

 

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