Faint streak of light as asteroid passes overhead

Image from a telescope in Australia shows Asteroid 2012 DA14 as it passed over
Image from a telescope in Australia shows Asteroid 2012 DA14 as it passed over Credit: NASA

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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.