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Large asteroid 'will not hit Earth'

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A large asteroid is heading towards Earth, measuring half a kilometre wide, and is expected to come closer to us than the moon tomorrow night.

Alan Fitzsimmons, astronomer at Queen's University, says that there is no chance at all that we will be hit by the rock.

He adds that in order to have a chance to catch a glimpse of it, a large telescope is needed.


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