Large asteroid will pass Earth on Wednesday

A sizable space rock will make its closest approach to Earth in four centuries on Wednesday night (Feb. 15), but there’s nothing to fear.

Near-Earth asteroid 2005 YY128 will pass within 2.8 million miles (4.5 million km) of our planet at 7:46 pm EST on Wednesday (0046 GMT on Feb. more than 400 years, according to (opens in new tab).

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