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An asteroid the size of the Statue of Liberty is set to pass within half a moon’s distance of Earth on Tuesday evening. The asteroid, dubbed 2010 WC9, will come closer to our planet than any asteroid of its size has in 100 years. Luckily, this asteroid won’t hit our planet or cause any damage. 

An asteroid the size of the Statue of Liberty is set to narrowly miss Earth on Tuesday evening. 

The asteroid, dubbed 2010 WC9, will come closer to our planet than any asteroid of its size has in the last 100 years. But don’t worry: It will only reach 126,419 miles away from Earth around 6:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday, or about half the distance from here to the Moon.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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