Nightly News   |  May 17, 2013

Asteroid to zip past Earth on May 31

The giant asteroid, named 1998 QE2, will fly by at an estimated 3.6 million miles from Earth. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> also be nice to circle may 31 on the calendar to be on the safe side. a huge asteroid called 1998 qe2 will pass by at about 15 timeses the distance between the earth and moon. while scientists think it's a safe distance -- in other words, what could go wrong? probably best to stock up on can goods. the hurtling rock almost two miles long. they believe it is a remnant of a former comet.