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Asteroid approaches Earth, but 'not to worry'

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Named "1998 QE2", the asteroid is almost two miles wide. Named "1998 QE2", the asteroid is almost two miles wide.

An asteroid approaching Earth will pass by at its closest point Friday. 

Named "1998 QE2", the asteroid is almost two miles wide.  It will pass about 239,000 from Earth at its closest point.  That's about the distance to the moon.  NASA says not to worry because the space rock will not pose any threat to Earth. 

For amateur astronomers "1998 QE2" will be to the south, rising in the south east and setting in the southwest and will reach a visual magnitude of ten percent.

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