Asteroid to fly by Earth Saturday

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Posted on March 9, 2013 at 6:46 AM

Updated Saturday, Mar 9 at 7:20 AM

(CNN) - Earth will get another close encounter with a large asteroid this weekend, but rest easy.

The giant space rock won't get closer than 600,000 miles. The moon is less than half that distance away.

It won't be like just a few weeks ago when a meteor slammed into southern Russia near Kazakhstan. That explosion shattered windows for miles, and about 1,500 people were hurt.

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