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New images of 'hippo' asteroid as it zips past Earth

New images of 'hippo' asteroid as it zips past Earth

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Earth is not on a collision course with a massive asteroid, detailed pictures of the nearby flying object have revealed. Astronomers have been in awe as it approached the planet and provided the opportunity to obtain radar images of the asteroid's surface and shape.NASA said the pictures would help observers understand the object's orbit.The asteroid, first discovered in 2003, is classified as "potentially hazardous" due to its size and close approaches to Earth's orbit.However, the latest radar measurements confirm it does not pose a future impact threat to Earth. 1:27 ...