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Is it worth going to Tescos?
It would be nice if a system was in place to at least attempt to deflect something like this wouldn't it.

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It's close enough to warrant attention from astronomers but doesn't pose a serious threat of collision. It will pass at a distance of around 6,300,000 miles in two days - but it's virtually already at that distance as we speak, and the currently on its highest impact level. If it was headed  for Earth we would certainly know about it already.

 

I wouldn't worry. There have been asteroids very recently that have gotten far closer than that - as close as 70,000 miles. This asteroid is quite large so this is where the concern is originating from.

 

In fact, in July, a larger asteroid will pass within 4,500,000 miles of Earth - I would be more concerned about that.

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