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Asteroid Headed Toward Earth

PLANET EARTH-- It's not going to hit us, but tomorrow an asteroid is going to make the closest pass to our blue planet in recorded history.

Experts said, the asteroid named 2012 DA 14, will move swiftly and safely past our Earth.

It's expected to be closest to us at about 1:24 PM Central Time.

However, we won't be seeing anything here in the skies, as the asteroid will be flying over the Indian Ocean at that time.

DA 14 will be around 17,000 miles above Earth's surface.

NASA has several ongoing programs, regarding asteroid discovery and science.

Tracking them using both ground and space based telescopes, and having an asteroid this close, can be beneficial.