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Bruce Willis relaxes as asteroid skims Singapore

'Zero probability' of impact during fly-by

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Bruce Willis's services will not be required today as a diminutive asteroid passes close to Earth, skimming over Singapore at an altitude of 45,000 kilometers (27,960 miles).

Our planet's closest encounter with Asteroid 2010 TD54 takes place at 10:50 GMT (5:50 EST), but there's 'zero probability' of the 5 to 10 metre wide object wreaking Hollywood-style Armageddon on the surface.

Track of Asteroid 2010 TD54 in relation to Earth. Pic: NASA

Even if 2010 TD54 did enter our atmosphere, it wouldn't survive the descent, NASA assures.

The asteroid was picked up on 9 October by an Arizona telescope belonging to the Catalina Sky Survey. NASA has more here. ®

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