How did a “Halloween Asteroid” sneak up on Earth?

Roe Conn

A view of Earth taken by NASA astronaut Gregory Reid Wiseman of the US from the International Space Station (ISS) on space, September 02, 2014. (Gregory Reid Wiseman / NASA)

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On Halloween, an asteroid a little over 4 football fields long will come within 1.3 times the distance of the Moon to Earth.  Dr. Lance Benner, Ph.D. is Research Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has an asteroid named after him, he joins Roe Conn and Anna Davlantes to explain just how a rock this big could go unnoticed by NASA.


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Roe Conn is host of The Roe Conn Show on Chicago’s WGN Radio and a contributor to ABC7’s Windy City Live. A lifelong Chicagoan, Roe has been one of the city’s top rated radio personalities for the last two decades. (Click for more.)
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