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Asteroid Apophis: Huge space rock to pass by Earth, even closer in 2029

LOS ANGELES - A huge asteroid called Apophis will make its closest approach to Earth, but pass safely by our planet Friday evening.According to Space.com, Apophis will remain about 44 times as distant as the moon on March 5.

"At its closest point, the asteroid will be more than 10.2 million miles from Earth," according to the website.RELATED: Pickup truck-sized asteroid came less than 250 miles from hitting EarthThe near-Earth asteroid is approximately 1,100 feet across — about the size of three-and-a-half football fields — and was first discovered in 2004 at the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Tucson, Arizona.But this will not be the last time Earthlings get a peek at the celestial traveler.AdvertisementInitial calculations of the

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LOS ANGELES - A huge asteroid called Apophis will make its closest approach to Earth, but pass safely by our planet Friday evening.According to Space.com, Apophis will remain about 44 times as distant as the moon on March 5.
PHOENIX - Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has issued an executive order ending occupancy limits on businesses, signaling a transition into a new phase of COVID-19 mitigation in the state."Today, I’m issuing an Executive Order that expires occupancy limits on businesses in Arizona, while preserving the distancing and masking mitigation measures that our businesses have successfully implemented in this pandemic," Ducey said in a statement on March 5.His announcement comes as more than 1.3 million people have been vaccinated in the state against the coronavirus, while cases have plateaued in the last few weeks.FOX 10's Renee Nelson has the latest coronavirus data from the Arizona Dept.

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