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Surprise ‘city-killer’ asteroid almost hit Earth

A “city-killer” asteroid startled astronomers after it whizzed by the Earth on Thursday. The rock, dubbed Asteroid 2019 OK, passed within 43,500 miles of Earth traveling at a speed of 15 miles a second, the Sydney Morning Herald first reported. The rock, which could have the impact of a nuclear bomb, wasn’t picked up by astronomers until days before it passed the planet.