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Largest asteroid to fly by Earth this year spotted by radar

NASA has shared a new collection of images of the mile-wide asteroid pair that passed safely by Earth in May. 

On May 27, asteroid 1989 JA flew within 2.5 million miles (4 million kilometers) of our planet, or about 10 times the distance between Earth and the moon. Measuring 1.1 miles (1.8 km) across, or about four times the size of the Empire State Building, this asteroid system is the largest expected to pass by our planet in 2022. 

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