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'The Beast' Asteroid Seen in Amazing Detail (Photos, Video)

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Arecibo Observatory/USRA/NSF
The nature of "The Beast" has been revealed. NASA researchers bounced radio signals off the huge near-Earth asteroid 2014 HQ124, nicknamed "The Beast" by some, as it whizzed by Earth on Sunday (June 8), just six weeks after it was discovered. The resulting images — which resolved features as small as 12 feet (3.75 meters) wide — are among the most detailed radar views of an asteroid ever acquired, according to agency officials. [See the video here.]   Less «
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