Huge asteroid to zip 'near' Earth

(USA TODAY) - Worried about giant space rocks slamming into the Earth? On Wednesday, we'll get a near-miss from an asteroid larger than the Rose Bowl, which will safely zip by us at a distance of some 1.1 million miles.

While that sounds far away, its only about 4.6 times the distance from Earth to the moon, and the closest pass from such a big asteroid since 2004.

The asteroid is so massive that astronomy website Slooh.com nicknamed it "The Rock," after popular movie star Dwayne Johnson.

Click here for more information on this asteroid from Space.com

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