(Washington, DC) — NASA is holding a teleconference today to discuss an asteroid that’ll pass very near the Earth on February 15th. The asteroid is about 150 feet in diameter, which is roughly half the size of a football field. It’s expected to come within 17-thousand miles of the Earth. The flyby creates an opportunity for researchers to observe and learn more about asteroids.
NASA will be addressing the close encounter at 2 p.m., Eastern time.
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