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On April 29, 2020, a large asteroid is expected to fly by earth at a distance of approximately 4 million miles.

NASA's Centre for Near-Earth Object Studies shows that the asteroid will fly by 4 million miles to the Earth on 29 April 2020.

NASA's Centre for Near-Earth Object Studies shows that the asteroid will fly by 4 million miles to the Earth on 29 April 2020.The Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) website which constantly monitors the skies for asteroids and meteors that pose danger to Earth shows that Asteroid (52768) 1998 OR2 will make a close approach to Earth on 29 April 2020 (ref: page 3). The heavy space rock has an estimated diameter of 1.1 to 2.5 miles, and it will pass through 3.9 million miles.

A tweet by Asteroid Watch also stated that the asteroid warning is false, and it will safely pass Earth by 3.9 million miles.

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