Comments for: Small asteroid swings harmlessly past Earth

Posted June 27, 2011, at 6:17 p.m.

LOS ANGELES — Whew, that was close. An asteroid the size of a tour bus streaked harmlessly past Earth on Monday, passing within 7,600 miles. Discovered only last week, the relatively small space rock made a hairpin turn around the planet at about 1 p.m. EDT, sailing high over the …

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