BREAKING: Asteroid set to barely miss Earth is so large it has its own moon

A massive asteroid will pass by Earth on Friday.

BREAKING: Asteroid set to barely miss Earth is so large it has its own moon

Science Recorder | Delila James | Friday, May 31, 2013

The giant asteroid set to pass by Earth this week has a companion moon, according to NASA. The huge rock, which is 1.7 (2.7 kilometers) miles wide, will be closest to Earth on Friday at 4:59 p.m. EDT, but still far too distant to pose any danger to the planet, according to space agency officials. NASA scientists discovered the moon orbiting asteroid 1998 QE2 yesterday evening (May 29) while obtaining a series of radar images with the 230-foot (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, California... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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