Monday, June 17, 2013

1998 QE2 Unique

Hey Space Placers!

Asteroid 1998 QE2 was observed in depth when it recently flew by our planet. Some of the observations have revealed that this space rock is unlike any other that has been observed flying by. QE2 is very dark, red and primitive in surface composition, meaning it has not been heated or melted.

Asteroid 1998 QE2

There are no meteorites in our possession that match up to QE2 either. So in the words of the scientists who studied this big boy, "It is an entirely new type of beast".

Sky Guy in VA

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