Massive asteroid misses Earth by 'whisker'

Asteroid with a diameter of 2.7km came within a few million miles of Earth.

    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


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