Asteroids are always "Close to impact" . I'm sorry but 17,000 miles isn't exactly close :/...They make this sh*t sound like it's going to be right over our heads and sh*t. Nothing is going to happen. Ain't sh*t happening on december 21st, either. :/ I swear you people will believe anything you're told....
no, in space 17000 miles is like the house down the street from you, that is extremely close.
however there have been a few asteroids even bigger and closer, but all it takes is a small change in course for sh*t to get ugly.