The Beast! Near-Earth Asteroid Will Fly By Earth Sunday!
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A huge asteroid that has been eloquently nicknamed the "Beast" will get perilously close to Earth in the morning of Sunday, June 8. Asteroid 2014 HQ124 is larger than a football field but does not threaten our planet, according to the calculations of astronomers, as it will pass at a distance of about million km from Earth, which is almost three times the Earth-Moon huge asteroid with a diameter of about 350 meters was discovered in April this year by the infrared space telescope WISE. The giant rock traveling at a speed of 14 kilometers per second will reach its closest point from Earth at about 9 am this Sunday (GMT).