On Friday, asteroid 2014-YB35 is expected to make its closest approach to Earth. Traveling at over 23,000 mph (37,000 km/h), NASA says the 6.2 mile (1,000 meter) asteroid won't get any closer than 2.7-million miles (4.4 million km). That's nearly 12 times the distance from Earth to the Moon – so relax.

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Pitchblende
Pitchblende


That's cosmically close, I presume, but 6.2 miles is not close to 1000 metres, add another zero and you're there.