Tuesday, May 28, 2013

1998 QE2: Giant asteroid heading our way this week – but don't panic

An asteroid about the same size as the Golden Gate Bridge, or nine Queen Elizabeth 2 ships, will zip past Earth this week.

The close encounter with asteroid 1998 QE2 takes place at 9.59pm UK time on Friday.

But don’t be too nervous – it will be 3.6million miles away, about 15 times the distance between the Earth and the Moon.

‘We know with great certainty it won’t hit us,’ said Nasa expert Amy Mianzer.

http://metro.co.uk/2013/05/27/giant-asteroid-heading-our-way-this-week-but-dont-panic-3810544/