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Asteroid 2022 KY4 makes its closest-ever approach on July 17

An asteroid the size of a 50-story skyscraper will zoom past Earth on Sunday (July 17), getting as close to our planet as it has been in almost 100 years.

The meaty space rock named 2022 KY4 is sure to miss Earth by about 3.8 million miles (6.1 million kilometers), or more than 16 times the average Earth-Moon distance, according to NASA. This is considerably further away than that Asteroid 2022 NFwhich was within 56,000 miles (90,000 km) – or about 23% of the average distance between Earth and the moon – on July 7th.

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