Asteroid to fly (relatively) close to Earth this weekend

The end of life as we know it is not near, but it will come awfully close, relatively speaking, on Saturday.

An asteroid measuring just over 754 feet will speed past Earth this weekend, although citizens of the planet will be blissfully unaware.

The Sun reports Asteroid 441987 (2010 NY65) will travel 7.9 lunar distances from our planetary home. Sounds close, but it's actually 1,864,113 miles away in non science-speak.

Although tiny compared to what else is flying around outer space, if the asteroid were to hit Earth, it would do so with a force 300 times greater than the Hiroshima bomb.

If you miss seeing Asteroid 441987 (2010 NY65) during this weekend's fly-by, don't worry. The asteroid will make yearly approaches until 2022.

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