Thursday, May 30, 2013

Asteroid 1998 QE2: Giant Rock Passes Earth

An asteroid more than 1.7 miles long will speed past Earth this week.

The big rock - named Asteroid 1998 QE2 - will make its closest approach later tonight.

But it will be keeping a safe distance of 3.6 million miles, or 15 times the distance between Earth and the moon.

Astronomers will not be able to see the asteroid without a powerful telescope.