This file image released by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Monday, July 18, 2011 shows the asteroid Vesta, photographed by the Dawn spacecraft on July 17, 2011. Another asteroid known as 2010 WC9 will come close to Earth on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
This file image released by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Monday, July 18, 2011 shows the asteroid Vesta, photographed by the Dawn spacecraft on July 17, 2011. Another asteroid known as 2010 WC9 will come close to Earth on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. NASA/JPL AP
This file image released by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Monday, July 18, 2011 shows the asteroid Vesta, photographed by the Dawn spacecraft on July 17, 2011. Another asteroid known as 2010 WC9 will come close to Earth on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. NASA/JPL AP

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