Asteroid comes close to Earth

Monday, June 27, 2011 - 5:09pm

NATIONAL (FOX44) - A newly discovered asteroid came within seventy-five hundred miles of Earth this afternoon.
The asteroid, named 20-11 MD passed by Earth at around noon on June 27th.
It was between fifteen and sixty feet in diameter.
It's a rare event, says Highland Road Park Observatory manager Christopher Kersey.
A smaller asteroid actually struck earth back in 2008.


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