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This mosaic image composed of 12 PolyCam images collected on Dec. 2, 2018, and provided by NASA shows the asteroid Bennu. NASA’s first look at a tiny asteroid shows the space rock is more moist and studded with boulders than originally thought. Scientists on Monday, Dec. 10, released the first morsels of data collected since their spacecraft Osiris-Rex hooked up last week with the asteroid Bennu, which is only about three blocks wide and weighs about 80 million tons . Bennu regularly crosses Earth’s orbit and will come perilously close to Earth in about 150 years.

An asteroid large enough to cause planet-wide devastation will hurtle close to Earth early Saturday morning — but we’re safe for now, astronomers say.

The kilometer-wide asteroid NASA officially calls 2002 PZ39 will get closest to earth at 6:05 a.m. Saturday, when it will be 3.6 million miles away.

This asteroid is cruising at around 34,000 mph, and

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