Sick of asteroids stealing headlines, moon steps up tonight

"Asteroids? Pffft," says La Luna.

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It seems that these days, every time you sneeze, yawn, or scratch your nose, another giant asteroid is screaming past the Earth, closer than the moon.

We saw it happen last November, when a space stone the size of an aircraft carrier all but sideswiped us. Then in March it happened again, when a relatively modest cosmic rock — this one the size of a mere passenger jet — shot on by.

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