'Beast' Asteroid Captured in Stunning Images as it Skims by Earth

June 13, 2014 7:56 PM

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NASA researchers captured stunning images of the huge near-miss asteroid, dubbed "The Beast," that skimmed past Earth on Sunday.

Officially designated as 2014 HQ124, the asteroid was discovered by NASA's NEOWISE mission, a space telescope adapted for scouting the skies for asteroids and comets, the space agency wrote.

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