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    The Asteroid called 1994 PC 1 is expected to fly by Tuesday 1.98 million kilometres away from Earth, according to NASA. The asteroid was originally discovered in August 1994 by an Astronomer named Robert McNaught. The massive asteroid is roughly one kilometre wide and this passing is the closest for the asteroid since January 1933. 

    If you are in a location without too much light pollution, you will be able to see it with a small telescope or even binoculars. It is moving at a great speed, so Canadians and others in North America have the best chance to see the asteroid at dusk. If weather conditions are optimal, the Virtual Telescope Project will be live streaming the asteroid.

    NASA also gives users the option to track the asteroid in its 3D modeling of our solar system. NASA tweeted on their NASA Asteroid Watch which said “Near-Earth #asteroid 1994 PC1 (~1 km wide) is very well known and has been studied for decades by our #PlanetaryDefense experts. Rest assured, 1994 PC1 will safely fly past our planet 1.2 million miles away next Tues., Jan. 18.”

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