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Rambling asteroid to pass close in '27
Space rock won't hit Earth, astronomers say
BY SETH BORENSTEIN
Mercury News Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON -- In the cosmic equivalent of a bullet whizzing by
Earth's ear, a half-mile-wide asteroid looks as though it will
come closer to smashing into our planet than any other space rock
astronomers have tracked.
After computing a new path for the dangerous rock, NASA scientists
and other astronomers determined this week that the asteroid will
come close to -- but definitely not hit -- Earth on Aug. 7, 2027.
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