Asteroid Passing Close to Earth

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By Joy Batt

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) --NASA is keeping a watchful eye on a
asteroid passing close to Earth.

The asteroid is considered small at around 150 feet across and it's scientific name is 2012DA14.

It will pass within 17 thousand miles of earth. To give you an idea, that's inside the ring of weather and communication satellites orbiting the planet.

For many, that sounds to close for comfort but the path is still well above the vast majority of satellites and the International Space Station say experts.

NASA says there is no chance of a collision.

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