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Asteroid 2012 DA14 Misses Earth in Close Fly-By


Science & Tech  (tags: Asteroid 2012 DA14, NASA, near earth objects, space rock, northern hemisphere )

Angelika
- 521 days ago - guardian.co.uk
The next time the asteroid draws near to us will not be until 2046, again on 15 February. Then it will only come to within about a million miles of our planet, or about four times further than the moon.



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Tim C. (1749)
Friday February 15, 2013, 2:29 pm
thanks
 

Petra M. (252)
Friday February 15, 2013, 2:36 pm
Danke Angie! Wer weiss, ob wir da noich leben :-)
 

Petra M. (252)
Friday February 15, 2013, 2:38 pm
Danke Angie! Wer weiß, ob wir da noch leben! :-))
 

SuSanne P. (181)
Friday February 15, 2013, 3:04 pm
TY Sweetie! Notes are not taking:(
 

Munro Tapper (80)
Friday February 15, 2013, 7:16 pm
These astronomical events I take seriously. As a seaman, I understand collisions. Where does you go at sea if your vessel is destroyed? What will or can we do if we lose the Earth? Thanks for this excellent and thought stimulating post.
 

Billie C. (2)
Friday February 15, 2013, 9:38 pm
good thing this one missed since that one that hit russia was lots smaller and look what it did.
 

Daphne Waisel (0)
Friday February 15, 2013, 10:04 pm
awesome thanks
 

Daphne Waisel (0)
Friday February 15, 2013, 10:07 pm
thanks
 

Natasha Salgado (511)
Friday February 15, 2013, 10:56 pm
What a pity!!!!
 

Ruth L. (289)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 12:33 am
Noted. Thanks
 

Shanti S. (0)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 6:31 am
Thank you.
 

Angelika R. (146)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 3:07 pm
You just gotto love Natasha's sarcasm! so true, this human race does not deserve to survive.
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 3:26 pm
I bet people are scrambling to find any pieces of the meteorite that they can. I hear the mineral content would be quite valuable. But then, who wants to spend hours and hours in sub freezing temperatures searching for a needle in a haystack.
 

Valentina R. (4)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 4:06 pm
Scary stuff.
 

Susan Allen (221)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 10:30 pm
Interesting; shared
 

Veronica C. (41)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 10:34 pm
With all the stuff flying around out there, all the rocks and ice chunks that crash into each other, it's really just a matter of time before something major does reach us. It's amazing how little has actually made it into our atmosphere.
 

Julie F. (44)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 7:46 am
I agree with Veronica
 

Louise D. (36)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 11:57 am
I did get to see the asteroid it was a tiny quite faint object, moving noticeably I ended up observing Jupiter and Sirius instead due to the clouds I recommend that people observe Sirius it is such a beautiful looking star it was shimmering bluish white and was well worth the fiddling with the telescope.
 

Angelika R. (146)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 1:34 pm
true, Veronica! and Louise, WOW, how amazing, you could atually see it from the UK!? Envy...
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 1:57 pm
Noted. Well, at least they saw this one coming....but missed the one over Russia. And, late yesterday, I read one also "exploded" over Northern CA...no injuries.
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 11:15 pm
Thanks for info
 
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