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Asteroid to get neighborly with Earth on Sunday

Asteroid 2012 EG5 will get within 143,000 miles of the planet Sunday morning -- that's a little more than half the distance to the moon. But NASA says not to worry.

By March 31, 2012


Asteroid flyby today: Too close for comfort?

The aircraft carrier-sized 2005 YU55 asteroid will be only some 200,000 miles from Earth when it passes by. That's closer than the moon.

By November 8, 2011


Giant asteroid to get closer than moon

Never mind the recent spate of satellite showers; an asteroid the size of an aircraft carrier is sailing toward Earth, NASA says. But don't run for the hills just yet.

By November 4, 2011