Space is the Place

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This Friday, a 143,000-ton asteroid, half the size of a football field, will pass within just 17,200 miles of Earth. Scientists say there is absolutely no chance it will hit our planet, but that still got us thinking about the power and mystery of outer space.

Today, we asked you for the piece you'd like to hear while you contemplate the galaxy. You chose John Williams's score to "Star Wars," which we played at 12 noon. The performers are the Skywalker Symphony Orchestra (real name!), conducted by the composer himself.