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Published February 15, 2013, 02:25 PM

Asteroid will buzz Earth, miss by 17,150 miles

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A 150-foot asteroid hurtled through Earth's backyard Friday, coming within an incredible 17,150 miles and making the closest known flyby for a rock of its size. In a chilling coincidence, a meteor exploded above Russia's Ural Mountains just hours before the asteroid zoomed past the planet.

By: MARCIA DUNN,AP Aerospace Writer, Associated Press

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