Asteroid near Earth: NASA captures footage of 2014 HQ124.

NASA Captures Amazing Footage of an Asteroid as It Glides Past Earth (Video)

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June 23 2014 2:54 PM

“The Beast” That Wasn’t

NASA’s amazing views of an asteroid that cruised near Earth.

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Earlier this month, 2014 HQ124 glided about 776,000 miles from Earth, or about three times the distance between our planet and the moon. It still got close enough for Earth-based radar to take some incredible shots of its surface.

Dallas Jensen is a regular video contributor to Slate.

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