'Beast' Asteroid That Will Buzz By Earth Big Enough To Wipe Out A City
"The Beast" is coming! That's the nickname astronomers have given to an asteroid that will nearly sideswipe Earth this Sunday, reports Space.com.
Near-Earth asteroid 2014 HQ124 will be a mere 777,000 miles at its closest approach to our planet, that's just over 3 times the distance from the Earth to the moon; a close shave by cosmic standards.
Observers assure us that there is no chance of a collision, but the do say this fly-by illustrates the danger of a meteor strike.
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