Bus-Sized Asteroid Cruises Past Earth

January 27, 2012 Updated Jan 27, 2012 at 3:30 PM EDT

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Bus-Sized Asteroid Cruises Past Earth

January 27, 2012 Updated Jan 27, 2012 at 3:30 PM EDT

Consider this a fairly close call.

According to Space.com, NASA said Friday that an asteroid the size of a city bus buzzed between the Earth and moon's orbit. 

The asteroid, which passed within 36,750 miles of Earth, did not pose a threat to the planet, according to the report.

Read the Space.com story HERE.