Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Asteroid 1998 QE2 to sail past Earth 9x larger than cruise ship

On May 31, 2013, asteroid 1998 QE2 will sail serenely past Earth, getting no closer than about 3.6 million miles (5.8 million kilometers), or about 15 times the distance between Earth and the moon.

And while QE2 is not of much interest to those astronomers and scientists on the lookout for hazardous asteroids, it is of interest to those who dabble in radar astronomy and have a 230-foot (70-meter) - or larger - radar telescope at their disposal.

http://www.tgdaily.com/space-features/71892-asteroid-1998-qe2-to-sail-past-earth-9x-larger-than-cruise-ship