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Asteroid to shave past Earth on Oct 12: ESA

PARIS: A house-sized asteroid will shave past our planet on October 12, far inside the Moon's orbit but without posing any threat, astronomers said on Thursday. The space rock will zoom by harmlessly at a distance of about 44,000 kilometres (27,300 miles) -- an eighth of the distance from the Earth to the Moon, according to the European Space Agency, This is just far enough to miss our geostationary satellites orbiting at about 36,000 kilometres. "We know for sure that there is no possibility for this object to hit…