Massive asteroid with moon to pass Earth today?
10 Ultimate girlfriend mysteries solved! On May 31, asteroid 1998 QE2 will pass by Earth, at a distance no closer than about 5.8 million kilometers, or... Asteroid 1998 QE2 will make its closest approach to Earth at 4:59 pm (20:59 GMT), at a distance of 3.6 million miles (5.8 million kilometers), or about 15 times the distance between Earth and the moon, the US space agency said.
The huge flying object is known as a binary asteroid, and is circled by a satellite, or moon, that is about 2,000 feet (600 meters) wide, NASA said. Scientists hope that measurements gathered as the asteroid approaches will help space agencies track other asteroids, including those that might impact the Earth, and calculate their orbits further in advance.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The New Age Online