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Dr. Maurice Clark From Texas Tech Astronomy Says Nearby Asteroid Is In No Danger Of Hitting Earth [AUDIO]

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On Thursday’s edition of Lubbock’s First News Dr. Maurice Clark, astronomy professor at Texas Tech University, talked with Tom Collins and Laura Mac about an unique astrological event.

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This weekend, an asteroid will be passing in very close proximity to Earth. The asteroid DA-14 is roughly 15 meters long and will pass within 24 to 25,000 kilometers of the Earth, but Clark assured that it is in no danger of hitting Earth, at least for another 300 years. He added that this asteroid probably won’t s be visible again for at least a few decades.

The asteroid will be passing by Earth tomorrow. Unfortunately, Clark said it would be passing during the daytime in America, so we would not be able to view it. Instead, countries like Australia, Japan and China would get the best view of the asteroid. Clark did say, however, that those will a powerful telescope might be able to catch a glimpse of it that night.

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