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Asteroid grazes past Earth in ‘critical’ rehearsal

PARIS: A house-sized asteroid grazed past Earth Thursday, passing harmlessly inside the Moon's orbit, as predicted, to give experts a rare opportunity to rehearse for a real strike threat in future. Dubbed 2012 TC4, the object's passing…

Largest asteroid in a century to whiz by Sept 1

MIAMI: The largest asteroid in more than a century will whiz safely past Earth on September 1 at a safe but unusually close distance of about 4.4 million miles (7 million kilometers), NASA said. The asteroid was discovered in 1981, and…

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…

Big asteroid to streak past Earth today

PARIS: An asteroid stretching 650 metres (2,000 feet) across is on track to whoosh past Earth on Wednesday at a safe -- but uncomfortably close -- distance, according to astronomers. "Although there is no possibility for the asteroid to…