The space rock is ~1.7 miles in diameter and passed within 3.6 million miles of Earth on May 31th, 2013. Gianluca Masi of The Virtual Telescope Project snapped imagery of the asteroid on May 30th, 2013. (Video looped twice)
Asteroid 1998 QE2 is 1.7 miles in diameter, making it a very good skywatching subject. People with large backyard telescopes can point there telescopes to the skies from May 30th to June 4th to catch see the space rock tumble across the sky.
Traditional chemical rockets are too slow to keep crews safe in deep space.
A NASA pilot stands beside the X-15 airplane after a flight.
Ophiuchus, a rarely spotted constellation, makes an appearance in the summer sky.
There's no chance the 1.7-mile-wide asteroid 1998 QE2 will hit us, scientists say.