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Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Science |

Follow live over Asteroid 1998 QE2

Follow live over Asteroid 1998 QE2

The asteroid 1998 QE2 passes relatively close right now – about 5.8 million miles – from Earth, an opportunity that many astronomers are taking advantage to further investigate this object about 2.7 miles long, it even has its own Moon.

reported today observing this companion moon, which measures about 600 meters in diameter and revolves around the 1998 QE2.

Part of the asteroid can be observed through transmission by Slooth Space Telescope , as well as NASA TV transmission. Chances are you know more details of the asteroid in the coming days, after the analysis of the images that are captured today.

The 1998 QE2 will not happen again this close to Earth in at least 200 years.

http://www.ustream.tv/embed/6540154?v=3

Broadcasting Live with Ustream

We let also the video where you can see the moon that accompanies this asteroid, which is observed as a bright object.

Links:
NASA Radar Reveals Asteroid Has Its Own Moon
Slooth Space Camera

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