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Asteroid 2013 ET set to "buzz" earth this weekend, within 600K miles

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Asteroid 2013 ET set to "buzz" earth this weekend, within 600K miles

http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/201...uzz-earth?lite

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A newly discovered asteroid the size of a football field will cruise through Earth's neighborhood this weekend, just days after another space rock made an even closer approach to our planet.
The 330-foot-wide (100 meters) asteroid 2013 ET will miss Earth by 600,000 miles (960,000 kilometers) when it zips by on Saturday. The space rock flyby will come just days after the 33-foot (10 m) asteroid 2013 EC approached within 230,000 miles (370,000 km) of us early Monday.

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There's probably lots of them out there, we just haven't payed attention until now.

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I think all these asteroids have been pretty cool.

Slightly worrying that they're only being discovered a few days before they pass, but they are kinda small.

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I think all these asteroids have been pretty cool.

Slightly worrying that they're only being discovered a few days before they pass, but they are kinda small.
Small entire to wipe out an entire city if they hit dead center.

Probably much more.The Russian one is estimated at probably 60 feet, and could have taken out most of the city had it hit that instead of the mountains. So the "small" 330 foot asteroid could kill 10 million people if it hit a large city or right off the coast.


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Small entire to wipe out an entire city if they hit dead center.

Probably much more.The Russian one is estimated at probably 60 feet, and could have taken out most of the city had it hit that instead of the mountains. So the "small" 330 foot asteroid could kill 10 million people if it hit a large city or right off the coast.
I meant like, not dinosaur killer size

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