Giant Mile-Wide Asteroid To Pass By Earth This Weekend
You might want to grab your telescope this weekend because experts at NASA say an asteroid that has its own moon will be passing by Earth this weekend.
While we won't go the way of the dinosaurs, this asteroid, named 1999 KW4, has been designated "potentially hazardous" by the Minor Planet Center.
According to NASA, the asteroid will be around 3.2 million miles away from Earth which is about 13 times farther than Earth's moon.
Officials with EarthSky said the asteroid will be mainly visible to people in the Southern Hemisphere this Saturday. People on the Northern side, like us here in the US, should be able to view it on Monday.