Asteroid 'near-miss' with Earth

An asteroid big enough to flatten London has 'narrowly' missed the Earth on Friday night. Experts say it came as close as 17,200 miles to us.

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Approaching asteroid can be seen from Earth

The asteroid is the higher of the two bright white spots at the bottom of the picture Credit: NASA

An image of the 2012 DA14 asteroid shows its approach to Earth, as it was seen yesterday, at 465,000 miles (728,000 kilometers).

The image was created by observations from the Faulkes Telescope South in Siding Springs, Australia.

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