Asteroid Set to Buzz Past Earth Tuesday

November 7, 2011 Updated Nov 7, 2011 at 11:08 AM EDT

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Asteroid Set to Buzz Past Earth Tuesday

November 7, 2011 Updated Nov 7, 2011 at 11:08 AM EDT

The closest visit by an asteroid to Earth in more than 30 years is scheduled to occur Tuesday, according to a USA Today story.

According to the USA Today report, the 1,300-foot wide asteroid is set to pas within 202,000 of Earth on Tuesday. That distance is closer to Earth than the moon, according to the story.

Read the USA Today story HERE.