Asteroid 1998 QE2 To Pass Earth Today

Been following 1998 QE2 For a while now http://shaunynews.com/2014/06/05/watch-as-the-beast-asteroid-sails-past-earth-this-week/ and in around 15 hours from now it comes closest to Earth and NASA and the ESA (European Space Agency) are worried it could be caught by our gravity. Also the Asteroid has a revolving object beside it, kinds like it’s own moon, pretty cool, below is a video of it’s approach

On Sunday, June 8th, an asteroid nicknamed “The Beast” will approach uncomfortably close to the Earth – 3.25 times the distance between the Earth and the moon, to be exact. The passing is uncomfortable for a couple of reasons: 1) Any space object nicknamed “The Beast” should be fear inducing no matter how close it is; and 2) The massive asteroid was only detected six weeks ago, much too late for NASA or any other agency to have diverted the path of such an asteroid if it was on a collision course with Earth. The asteroid, officially named 2014 HQ124, lives up to its nickname when one looks at the numbers behind the story. “The Beast” measures in at 1,100 feet (335 meters) in diameter – similar in size to a movie theater, football stadium, or a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. Currently, the asteroid is hurtling through space at a speed of 31,000 mph. If it was to enter Earth’s gravitational field, its speed would increase to 40,000 mph by the time of impact

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