Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 1998 QE2: a new image and video (30 May 2013)
While still 24 hours away from its close encounter with the Earth, asteroid 1998 QE2 is giving a nice show in the sky. The Virtual Telescope used its 17″ robitic unit to capure about 150 images, later used to get a movie showing this 2.7km large rock flying across the stars.
The image above comes from a subset of those images, with the asteroid very well visible. Below, is the video, using all the collected frames.
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