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Scientists Say Astroid Nearly Collided With Earth...

An asteroid hurtling through space came within a hair's breadth -- in astronomical terms, at least -- of crashing into the Earth, US scientists said.

Apollo Asteroid 2004 XP14 was discovered by the Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, Massachusetts, part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which claims the title of "the world's principal detector of asteroids" said Roger Sudbury, a spokesman for the lab.