Updated 16 October 2015

Close shave with asteroid

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 kilometers, 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.