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NASA says a newly spotted 1,300-foot wide asteroid is not a threat to hit Earth, despite recent media reports. NASA says a newly spotted 1,300-foot wide asteroid is not a threat to hit Earth, despite recent media reports.
KHQ.com - NASA says they aren't getting on the phone with Bruce Willis and his drilling crew quite yet. 


Recent media reports have suggested a newly spotted asteroid may post a risk to Earth, but NASA says the 1,300-foot wide asteroid is not a threat. 


NASA's Near Earth Object program manager Donald Yeomans said the asteroid, which was discovered in October by Russian scientists, won't even get that close to Earth in the next 150 years, and doesn't pose a threat to any other planets. 


NASA and Harvard say the closest the asteroid, dubbed 2014 UR116, will get to Earth is about 2.7 million miles in April 2047 (set your calendars now). In fact, that is so far away that Yeomans said the asteroid doesn't even make NASA's running list of risky near-Earth objects. 


So stand down Bruce Willis. Please go make Die Hard 6. Please. 

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