Asteroid 1998 QE2 is a near-Earth asteroid (NEO) that was discovered in 1998. As it approached Earth for a fly-by this month,powerful radio telescopes at the Goldstone Deep Space Network in California and the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico were pointed towards the 2.7-km wide rock. The asteroid will make its closest approach just before 10pm BST on 31st May, missing Earth by 5.8 million kilometres.
View Asteroid 1998 QE2 and other asteroids in this collection.
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