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6 Times the World Came Close to Annihilation

By Steven Romano Apr 9, 2014

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Asteroid 2014 DX110

Far from being the first time an asteroid has whizzed by Earth, this past March’s Asteroid 2014 DX110 was the closest in recent history—and disconcertingly so. Rocketing between our planet and the moon, DX110 (measuring 82 feet in length) was a mere 216,000 miles away, just enough to not enter our atmosphere. In a way, the event went down a little something like this.

Tags: science, slideshows, the end of the world, extinction, annihilation

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Steven Romano

Like Captain America, Steven Romano is just a boy from Brooklyn. When he isn't contributing to The MindHut and other geeky websites, Steven's hard at work writing his first novel and comic book scripts. Follow him on Twitter @Steven_Romano, and swing by his blog: stevenromano.tumblr.com

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