A massive asteroid with a diameter of 2.7km had a 'close shave' with Earth.

The QE2 1998 flew past the planet at a distance of about 5.8 million kilometres, or 15 times the distance of the moon - a relatively short distance in cosmic terms.

The asteroid is significantly bigger than the one that blasted over Russia in February.

Al Jazeera's Gerald Tan reports.

Source: Al Jazeera