It's 1.7 miles long. Its surface is covered in a sticky black substance similar to the gunk at the bottom of a barbecue. If it impacted Earth it would probably result in global extinction. Good thing it is just making a flyby.
Asteroid 1998 QE2 will make its closest pass to Earth on May 31 at 1:59 p.m. PDT.
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An asteroid about 1.7 miles long and covered in a sticky substance is barreling toward Earth. Fortunately, when it gets to its closest point to Detroit at 4:59 p.m. May 31, it will still be some 3.6 million miles away. And good thing: because if the rock named 1998 QE2 smacked Earth it would probably result in global extinction.
Got it? This is going to be on the final.