NBC News: “Stock Up On Canned Goods”
May 23rd, 2013
On May 31, 2013 asteroid 1998-QE2 will be passing earth at a distance of approximately 3.6 million miles. The asteroid, believed to be a remnant of a comet, is about 1.7 miles, making it big enough to be a “global killer” should it ever strike earth. But because its trajectory puts it at about 15 times further away from the earth than the moon, astronomers say there’s no chance it’ll hit our planet on this pass.
NBC Nightly News, however, has advised viewers to get ready for 1998-QE2′s imminent fly-by:
Circle May 31st on the calendar just to be on the safe side.
While scientists think it’s a safe distance – in other words what could go wrong – it’s probably best to stock up on canned goods none the less.