Asteroid 1,800 feet across to whip past Earth on Monday, approaching within 745,000 miles

January 23, 2015 9:08 PM

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Asteroid 1,800 feet across to whip past Earth on Monday, approaching within 745,000 miles

Earth is seen in this image taken by NASA's JunoCam as it flew by Earth, using its gravity to get a boost needed to reach Jupiter on October 9, 2013, in this NASA handout image released to Reuters on October 21, 2013. (REUTERS/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems/Handout)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – An asteroid up to 1,800 feet across is headed Earth's way. But don't worry: It will miss us by 745,000 miles, about three times the distance between Earth and the moon.

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