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This asteroid is so small, Michael Jordan could hug it

This asteroid is so small you could hypothetically pull a Major Kong in Dr. Strangelove and catch a ride on it. The space rock is 2 meters (6 feet) wide and the smallest astronomers have ever measured successfully, Space.com reports. Using four different telescopes, the researchers recorded optical, infrared, and radar data as the near-Earth asteroid, technically called 2015 TC25, flew past the planet in October 2015, according to a paper published in The Astronomical Journal. Researchers like to keep an eye on little guys like this because they tend to be precursors to meteorites that enter Earth’s atmosphere and sometimes fall to the ground. But data suggests a 2015 TC25 versus Earth collision is unlikely.