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Thank you guessed -- the top of the hour and exciting discovery is a massive asteroid is on course up for a near earth flyby.
Astronomers say the space rock is very different from the others and Phil Keating is live in Miami on that the asteroid flyby has already been.
I yielding a new discovery -- what's that.
Hey bill it's turns out this giant asteroid is actually two flying object California's Goldstone observatory.
For the first time ever that this asteroid 1998 QE2 has its own satellite rock orbiting yet.
-- -- about that little white dot on the screen.
-- -- -- comes closest to earth today at 4:59 eastern time when it will be.
Three point six million miles away QE2 is one of 101000 known asteroid flying close to us all those green dots on the screen.
Without to a million that we have not yet -- that applied all the focus of NASA's near earth object program.
It's not coming very.
Unusually close -- -- but it's going to be.
About fifteen times the distance from here at the moment.
But the interesting part about it is that it's so large -- -- -- very good troops.
Astronomers say an asteroid a mile and a half wide -- -- the same size as this one.
Would have worldwide consequences.
If it actually gets well and what's the plan for the day when one comes a little too close for comfort.
-- you know it's well actually a -- being done a lot is being done both publicly and privately money is critical and public -- right now are of course tied the private group B 612 is raising 400 million dollars privately right now.
Its plans to launch a solar orbiting infrared satellite in 2016.
And NASA's -- -- says there are three rules -- dealing with an incoming asteroid threat.
Advance warning advance warning events -- well let's get on it thank you Phil Phil Keating in Miami.
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