May 31 2013
Asteroid Zipping by Earth Today 1998QE2

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.

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