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Asteroid flying past Earth

A 900 foot wide asteroid made the latest in a series of close approaches to Earth tonight. There is a chance it could collide with the Earth in 2036.

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900 foot-wide asteroid makes approach towards Earth

The planet Earth as it is viewed from space Credit: PA/PA Archive

A 900 foot-wide asteroid is making the latest in a series of approaches towards Earth tonight.

The size of almost three football pitches, the asteroid will not collide with the Earth, but experts say there is a chance it could in 2036.

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