Is it true an asteroid recently passed close to the earth?

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by Jeff Renner

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Posted on June 4, 2013 at 5:49 PM

Is it true an asteroid recently passed close to the earth?

It's called Asteroid 1998 QE2, and it passed within 3.6 million miles of earth this past Friday (May 31st). It was fairly big, a bit more than a third of a mile in diameter. Although that 'pass' sounds close...in fact the Asteroid remained 15 times farther away than our moon. Not even a close call.

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