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A truck-sized asteroid came 6 times closer to Earth than the moon on Sunday


That was a close call.

On Sunday, an asteroid between 15 and 32 feet long zoomed by Earth, six times closer than the moon. Granted, it was still 40,000 miles away, but that's way closer than most asteroids, according to CNET.

It's the third asteroid to come closer to Earth than the Moon in 2017. And 2017 isn't even a month old.

Here's the asteroid's path in graphic form.

The asteroid wasn't even discovered by scientists until Sunday, hours before its flyby. 

CNET reports no asteroids are expected to come that close to Earth until October. 

This tweet suddenly seemed a little prophetic.

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