WATCH LIVE @ 4:30: Asteroid 1998 QE2 Flyby
(Editor's Note: The video above is a recording. The webcast will appear above approximately 30 minutes before broadcast time).
The large Asteroid 1998 QE2 will come within 3.6 million miles (5.8 million kilometers) of Earth at 4:59 p.m. EDT (2059 GMT) Friday — about 15 times the distance from our planet to the moon. There's no chance the 1.7-mile-wide (2.7 km) 1998 QE2 will hit Earth, but several telescopes plan to broadcast images of the space rock's approach live.
Both the Slooh Space Telescope and the Virtual Telescope Project will show live webcasts beginning at 4:30 p.m. EDT (2030 GMT). You can watch both events here, or directly at their individual websites:
The Virtual Telescope: http://www.virtualtelescope.eu/webtv
The Slooh Space Camera: http://www.slooh.com/
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Asteroid 1998 QE2 will come within 3.6 million miles (5.8 million kilometers) of Earth at 4:59 p.m. EDT (2059 GMT) Friday, about 15 times the distance from our planet to the moon
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