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On May 31, at 20:59 Universal Time, the asteroid "1998 QE2" will make a majestic pass by planet Earth. While there is no danger of impact, it's the closest the asteroid will get to earth for the next two hundred years. Estimated to be 1.7 miles long, the flying space rock will pass as close as 3.6 million miles-that's a distance about 15 times greater than the Earth-Moon pairing.
While optical astronomers and amateur observers aren't particularly interested in this close pass (it will be difficult but not impossible to spot with a telescope) radar astronomers couldn't be more excited...
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