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Asteroid to be visible this weekend

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Although the possibility of an asteroid hitting earth and causing an Armageddon-type-scenario is very remote, it still isn’t enough to reassure everyone that it won’t happen at all.

(NASA / MANILA BULLETIN)

(NASA / MANILA BULLETIN)

The thought of a giant rock hurtling through space and colliding with our planet to end most life forms like it did 65 million years ago will surely be the subject of conversation among doomsday preppers as a mile-wide asteroid is expected to pass by Earth over the weekend.

The asteroid or space rock known as 1999 KW4 was reportedly discovered 20 years ago.

Traveling at a speed of 48,000 mph, the said asteroid is so large that it has a moon-like space rock orbiting it.

When two celestial bodies orbit close to each other NASA scientists define this as a binary system.

The asteroid, experts say will be visible from Saturday night (May 26) until Sunday (May 27).

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