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Large asteroid to pass within moon’s orbit on Wednesday

An asteroid at least as big as the one that blew up over Russia last year is coming within the orbit of the moon on Wednesday.

Astronomers say there’s no chance it’ll hit us, but you just might be able to watch it zoom by online.

The space rock known as 2014 DX110 is due to make its closest approach at about 4 p.m. ET Wednesday — at a distance of about 216,000 miles, or roughly 90 percent of the moon’s orbital distance.

NBC News

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