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AN ASTEROID half a mile across will have a close encounter with the Earth in the early hours of tomorrow morning when it buzzes past our planet at the same distance as the Moon's orbit.
According to astronomers, the 800-metre wide asteroid, known as 2004 XP14, will miss the earth by 269,000 miles, but it is considered a near-miss in cosmic terms.
Though three dozen asteroids have flown close to Earth in the last few years, Nasa scientists say 2004 XP14 is one of the largest to have come so near.