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An asteroid will fly by Earth today; College of Fine Arts has a new dean

Today is Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. Here's what you need to know. 

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The College of Fine Arts has a new dean. (The Post

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Good Morning, 

According to NASA, a small asteroid will safely pass by Earth at approximately 26,000 miles today. The asteroid was discovered by a team in Hawaii back in 2012 and has not been spotted since. The passing of this will allow asteroid trackers around the world test their ability to operate as a coordinated International Asteroid Warning Network to communicate and coordinate their optical and radar observations for a real scenario. 

"Asteroid trackers are using this flyby to test the worldwide asteroid detection and tracking network, assessing our capability to work together in response to finding a potential real asteroid-impact threat,” Michael Kelley, program scientist and NASA Planetary Defense Coordination Office, said. 

Athens Weather

Cooler day today with a 20 percent chance of rain. High of 68 degrees. (Courtesy of Scalia Lab

Scores and Game Times

None to report. 

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