Huge ‘Beast’ asteroid to fly by Earth on Sunday

June 6, 2014 7:03 AM

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Huge ‘Beast’ asteroid to fly by Earth on Sunday

A newfound huge asteroid, nicknamed “The Beast,” is expected zoom by Earth this weekend.

The asteroid 2014 HQ124, which is the size of a football stadium, poses no chance of hitting Earth in its flyby on Sunday, June 8, and will pass by at a range of three times the distance between the Earth-moon. It was discovered on April 23 by NASA’s Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, a sky-mappin...

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