This is how many asteroids fly past earth... And how many could be dangerous

Artist's impression of a collision of two icy asteroid-sized bodies orbiting the bright star.

NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies tracks objects in space. Image: VIA REUTERS

Katharina Buchholz
Data Journalist, Statista
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    There are 26,115 asteroids that pass near Earth according to NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies. Image: Statista

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