Asteroid to Earth

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An asteroid above the earth. (AP Photo)

An asteroid above the earth. (AP Photo)

An asteroid the size of three football fields is set to make a close brush with Planet Earth early tomorrow morning.
Near-Earth asteroid 2000 EM26 poses no threat of actually hitting the planet.

This asteroid will pass by Earth nearly a year after the world witnessed an asteroid that tore through the skies over Russia, damaging thousands of houses, breaking innumerable windows, and causing injuries from broken glass.
That object was 65 feet in diameter and exploded 18 miles above Siberia releasing the equivalent energy of more than 20 atomic bombs.

To commemorate the February 15th event, the Russian government announced that ten gold medals for winners on February 15th at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics will be embedded with some of the meteor fragments.

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