Earth to have close encounter with asteroid

An asteroid bigger than an aircraft carrier is expected to zoom by Earth tonight. The close encounter will happen at around 6:30 p.m., according to

WOODBURY - An asteroid bigger than an aircraft carrier is expected to zoom by Earth tonight.

The close encounter will happen at around 6:30 p.m., according to NASA officials. The asteroid won't be visible with the naked eye, but skygazers may be able to spot it with a telescope when it passes.

NASA says the huge space rock will pass within 202,000 miles of Earth, but will not hit it.

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