A diagram depicting the passage of asteroid 2012 DA14 through the Earth-moon system on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. (NASA)
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NASA is monitoring a 100-foot (30-meter) wide asteroid that could make a close pass by Earth next month but has no chance of hitting it, the U.S. space agency said Friday.First spotted in 2013, the asteroid could fly as close as 11,000 miles (17,700 km) from Earth on March 5, according to scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.Given uncertainty about the precise path of the asteroid, known as 2013 TX68, it also could end up as far as 9 million miles (14 million km) from Earth during its flyby.
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