Sunday, June 8, 2014

The Beast” will fly by the Earth today...


Two months ago, scientists discovered an asteroid "2014 HQ124" nicknamed "The Beast" that will fly by Earth this week and in case someone alarmed by this, reports show that it will make its close approach at an estimated 1:56AM Eastern Time Sunday, June 8, 2014 (1:56PM Philippine Standard Time). That's today if you have any doubts. Its close approach will be about three times the distance between the earth and the moon.

Remember, the distance between the earth and the moon is an estimated 384,400 km but that close approach of "The Beast" asteroid is three times the said distance, therefore it will be at an estimated 1,153,200km. In English terms, that's an estimated 717,000 miles.

Asteroid 2014 HQ124 is over 1000ft wide and travelled at 31,000mph, but it will pose no threat to the planet because of its distance. Let's hope it's not like the one that happened in Russia last year. I think...

Report: http://www.interaksyon.com/article/88574/the-beast-asteroid-flies-by-earth-sunday

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