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With Big Asteroid Set To Make A Pass By Earth, Astronomers Say Not To Worry03:30
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An asteroid. (ESA 2010 MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/RSSD/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA)
An asteroid. (ESA 2010 MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/RSSD/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA)

An asteroid up to 2.5 miles wide is set to pass by the Earth next month, though it'll miss by a wide margin of about 4 million miles.

We talk to Sky & Telescope Senior Editor Kelly Beatty about how good we are now at tracking asteroid threats, big and small.

This segment aired on March 6, 2020.

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