Tonight, a meteor the size of three football fields will pass within a safe distance of Earth, according to NASA scientists.
Near-Earth asteroid 2000 EM26's flyby comes roughly a year after two other major near-Earth objects passed by on Feb. 15, 2013.
As scientists were watching the 98-foot asteroid's path as it neared Earth, an unrelated space rock exploded above Chelyabinsk, Russia causing damage to buildings and injuring as many as 1,000 people.
Rita Dukes Smith
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