Huge Asteroid's Earth Flyby Captured in

June 11 [Tue], 2013, 13:09
A newly released video of a giant asteroid's Earth flyby last week reveals key details about the enigmatic space rock and its attendant moon.

The enormoussailed past our planet at a distance of 3.6 million miles (5.8 million kilometers) on May 31, making its closest approach for at least the next two centuries.

Scientists have been tracking 1998 QE2 using two different radar instruments NASA's 230-foot-wide (70 meters) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif., and the 1,000-foot (305 m) Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. []