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Asteroid 1998 QE2

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Asteroid 1998 QE2

Posted by Steve Holmes2 at 23:34 on 2013 Jun 01

Anyone else realised how remarkably appropriate it is that this asteroid should be passing the Earth just now? Called QE2, and at nearest approach exactly 60 years after the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II !! What a coincidence.

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Re:Asteroid 1998 QE2

Posted by Richard Miles at 09:43 on 2013 Jun 02

Just one of those coincidences like you say Steve - But, I wonder, will anyone bring it to the attention of the Royal Family?

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Posted by Steve Holmes2 at 11:20 on 2013 Jun 02

Hmmm - seems like a job for the Director of the Asteroids & Minor Planets Section. Now I wonder who that might be??