Asteroid Will Fly Past Earth Today

Get ready for a close encounter of an asteroid kind. An asteroid the size of the Statue of Liberty is set fly past the Earth. Asteroid "2010 WC9" is expected to pass Earth at about half the distance to the Moon today. It's estimated to stretch about 170-to-400 feet across – about the size of a jumbo jet.

Astronomers say few objects of that size are seen passing so close to Earth, but the asteroid does not present any risk to our planet. Astronomers discovered the asteroid in 2010, but lost it for eight years until it popped up on their radar again earlier this month.

You can watch it HERE or log on to Space.com for a live webcast that starts at 8pm ET.

Source: Space.com

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