Asteroid the size of 6 football fields to pass 'close' to Earth Wednesday

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NASA says an asteroid about the size of six football fields will pass close to Earth.

When it comes to space, one million miles away is considered a close call when it comes to large asteroids.

NASA says an asteroid about the size of six football fields will pass close to Earth Wednesday.

Scientists say there's no chance of a collision, but it's been 13 years since such a large asteroid has come this close to our planet.

The asteroid is known as 2014 JO25 and was discovered in May 2014 at the Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona, according to NASA.

"The asteroid will approach Earth from the direction of the sun and will become visible in the night sky after April 19. It is predicted to brighten to about magnitude 11, when it could be visible in small optical telescopes for one or two nights before it fades as the distance from Earth rapidly increases," a NASA news release stated.

Stargazers can watch using a home telescope or online.

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