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Submitted by TechImperia 51d ago | news

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. (Culture, Hi-tech, Space)

TechImperia  +   51d ago
will look for it on sunday
Koyes  +   50d ago
Goodbye Earth :( nice knowing you
Devil-X  +   50d ago
Earth : Goodbye? I thought We will be going together..
Koyes  +   50d ago
I will be leaving for another planet ;) so long suckers!
SilentNegotiator  +   50d ago
Rockets into space.
Crashes into asteroid that passes earth harmlessly.

Uhhh.....goodbye.
Pogmathoin  +   50d ago
Where to? Uranus?
Porcelain_Chicken  +   50d 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.
TechImperia  +   50d ago
goodbye
Koyes  +   50d 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 :(
vulcanproject  +   50d 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?
TechImperia  +   50d ago
Do you have 4 g there ?
After earth beast will gp for your planet..
IndoAssassin  +   50d 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?
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Speed-Racer  +   50d ago
My modified Sentinel Mark Xs will protect me.
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TechImperia  +   50d ago
I guess i too have to find something to protect me !!!lol
Devil-X  +   50d ago
Isn't that a GTA only thing?
Speed-Racer  +   50d ago
Ermmm no.
karl  +   50d 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
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spicelicka  +   50d ago
Even if we take it seriously there's not much we can do against something like that.
ironfist92  +   50d 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.
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Snappy  +   50d ago
Dinosorearses all over again
TechImperia  +   50d ago
Relax nothing gonna happened. So no dinasour
ajax17  +   50d ago
Lol, wut?
1Victor  +   50d ago
It's not big enough to make national news not even the Weather channel is reporting it 😢
M-M  +   50d ago
Asteroids like these pass by all the time, but there hasn't been any fear mongering doomsday news in a while so they had to come up with something =P.
ajax17  +   50d ago
I'm scurred
Soldierone  +   50d ago
Even if it were to head towards Earth, I doubt Nasa is prepared to do anything about this size of one.

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