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NASA reported the approach to Earth of an asteroid the size of a football field

SP1 large asteroid flies to the Earth — he comes closer to the planet October 3, reported in the American space Agency NASA. Its length is from 70 to 160 meters, which is comparable to the size of a football field (90 to 120 metres), reports the Express.

The outer body moves at a speed of approximately 60 thousand kilometers per hour. October 3, the distance between him and the Ground will be minimal and 5.87 million kilometers. Although it is 15 times more than from the earth to the moon, astronomers recognized the asteroid near-earth object, because the distance is relatively small.

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SP1 was first spotted on September 19.

In may, closer to the Earth asteroid 2010 WC9. He flew to the planet at a distance of about 203 million kilometers (about half the distance to the moon).

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