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a massive asteroid discovered less than three weeks ago said Clinton narrowly squeak by earth on the hollow reed estimated to be about one thousand three hundred feet wide in diameter or close to four and a half football fields the asteroid will scream past the planet and an unusually fast seventy nine thousand miles per hour at around one PM eastern standard time on Saturday , known as twenty fifteen TD one forty five it will come within about three hundred thousand miles , run everything not only will it make for one of the most closed up and perhaps most frightening asteroid viewing but it will also be one of the best opportunities in the years to gather data about a paddling space rock , aside from the pure scientific value the close encounter may help engineers develop better tracking techniques , for other asteroids that may be on a collision course with earth , and while the asteroid was only just spotted this month that is still left enough time for this costume wholesaler to capitalize on the discovery