Asteroid 1998 QE2 drive by!

20130601-114037.jpg

20130601-114325.jpg
Asteroid 1998 QE2 flew by earth yesterday at 3.6 million miles away at 4:59pm (about 15 times farther than our moon)- This asteroid is about 1.7 miles in diameter. 1998 QE2 is among the largest asteroids with orbits that can pass near Earth. It also has it’s own orbiting moon!

Advertisements

About cindeepthoughts

Just another earthling :)

Posted on June 1, 2013, in Earth, Space and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: