Asteroid to pass close to Earth on Sunday

September 6, 2014 3:03 PM

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Asteroid to pass close to Earth on Sunday

An asteroid will come within 25,000 miles of Earth on Sunday, but don't panic — NASA says it doesn't pose a threat.

The asteroid, known as 2014 RC, will pass over New Zealand about 2:18 p.m. ET on Sunday. From its reflected brightness, astronomers estimate that the asteroid is about 60 feet in size.

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