#asteroid the size of Gibraltar to pass Earth


Apr 19, 2017

2014 J025 is nearly a mile wide and is hurtling through space at 73mph


An asteroid that is almost one mile wide – the size of the Rock of Gibraltar - will pass close to Earth today.

However, there is no risk of collision as it will be be 1.1 million miles away - about 4.6 times the distance from the Earth to the Moon and the closest an asteroid of this size has come to us in a decade.

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