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Asteroid 'Beast' to Fly By Earth on Sunday

A new-found 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 on Sunday (June 8). It was discovered on April 23 by NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, a sky-mapping space telescope.

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Koyes696d ago

Goodbye Earth :( nice knowing you

Devil-X696d ago

Earth : Goodbye? I thought We will be going together..

Koyes696d ago

I will be leaving for another planet ;) so long suckers!

SilentNegotiator696d ago

Rockets into space.
Crashes into asteroid that passes earth harmlessly.

Uhhh.....goodbye.

Porcelain_Chicken696d ago

BYE!! Where are you going? lol

"poses no chance of hitting Earth"

Then why dub it the beast? T-T They shoulda called it Big foot. We all know where it'll be and what time but chances are when we all look, we'll see nothing.

Koyes696d ago

Well, I landed on Planet X a few hours ago. The species here seem friendly, they've taken me in as one of their own, gave me my own house and have been given access to the internet. It was nice knowing you guys!

P.S.
The anal probe has been outlawed for a few years now :(

vulcanproject696d ago

Turned up as an alien, given loads of free stuff for doing nothing other than arriving? You are talking about the U.K right not planet X?

TechImperia696d ago

Do you have 4 g there ?
After earth beast will gp for your planet..

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IndoAssassin696d ago (Edited 696d ago )

Wow. They discovered an asteroid that has the potential to completely obliterate a few States only 6 weeks ago? What if it was heading our way? Is that even enough time to do anything?

What if it landed in the Pacific or Atlantic Ocean. Is that even enough time to evacuate a potential hundreds of millions of people?

Speed-Racer696d ago (Edited 696d ago )

My modified Sentinel Mark Xs will protect me.

TechImperia696d ago

I guess i too have to find something to protect me !!!lol

Devil-X695d ago

Isn't that a GTA only thing?

karl696d ago (Edited 696d ago )

this is crazy.. ive read stories like this one a few times in my life.. and im only 26

chances are eventually one of these asteroids will hit earth ..

what will we do then? i think we should start taking this more seriously ..

that was close enough

spicelicka696d ago

Even if we take it seriously there's not much we can do against something like that.

ironfist92696d ago (Edited 696d ago )

You overestimate the power of technology and information.

If an asteroid was to hit earth, there is practically nothing we could do to stop it, and like death, just accept the inevitable.

We as a species are not as smart as we like to believe.

Snappy696d ago

Dinosorearses all over again

TechImperia696d ago

Relax nothing gonna happened. So no dinasour

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