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Published on Jun 1, 2013
A massive asteroid with a diameter of 2.7km had a 'close shave' with Earth. The QE2 1998 flew past the planet at a distance of about 5.8 million kilometres, or 15 times the distance of the moon - a relatively short distance in cosmic terms. The asteroid is significantly bigger than the one that blasted over Russia in February. Al Jazeera's Gerald Tan reports.