Named the 1998QE2
Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2)
963 feet, (294 m)
One rotation in 5.3 hours
9 times longer than a cruise ship. Has its own moon.
Looking for it next week
Will happen at 2
Will miss earth by 3.6 million miles away, which is 15 times longer than the distance from earth and earth’s moon.
Paul Chodas – if an asteroid of this size hits earth it would be a major global catastrophe.
98% of asteroids are being tracked by NASA.
Capturing and putting an asteriod into a safe orbit
For more details visit the NASA website here.