Watch out! An asteroid’s passing by today. Might want to duck and cover

So, apparently an asteroid’s passing by Earth today. Yeah, it’s about 100 feet wide and flying by at a relatively close distance — about a quarter of the distance to the moon.

And scientists only discovered it a week ago. I’m hoping they’re right about the 59,000-mile buffer between us and it.

Anyway, learn a lot more about the small asteroid and how we’ll be just fine — fingers crossed — by reading the full story here.

Don’t forget how to duck and cover just in case.

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I'm James Meier, a 15-year journalism veteran, who's spent the past nearly seven years at The Desert Sun and in Palm Springs, Calif. I grew up in Orange County, spent many years reporting and editing there, and am enjoying working in the desert. I'm now the Senior Editor of Business, Data and Education. Reach me at or on Twitter @tdsJamesMeier