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.