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Earth Safe From Asteroid's Close Flyby Next Week

Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, nasa, safety, space )

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An asteroid will give Earth a historically close shave next week, but there's no chance that the space rock will slam into our planet on this pass, experts say.

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P A. (117)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 5:14 am
Crumbs - if it is the same size as the asteroid that caused the Tunguska damage - that was heard thousands of miles away and armies were put on alert! I am very glad that it is due to fly past us not hit us!

Tim C. (2433)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 7:45 am

Elizabeth M. (66)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 3:24 pm
Noted with thanks for the post Giana. I wonder if the weather satellites will be effected???

Carmen S. (617)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 3:28 pm
thanks Giana for sharing this

Faye Swan (22)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 3:32 pm
Wow! Noted. - thank you!

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 12:21 am
That's a relief then :)

Sam E M. (0)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 4:04 am
Have to Google "2012 DA 14" to get a time (and direction) for its visibility through binoculars, otherwise we might miss it zipping past. Though it will probably be a cloudy night, not many clear ones at the moment.

Michael O. (178)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 5:09 am
That's a pretty close approach, astronomically-speaking. I'm glad astronomers are keeping a watch for these types of asteroids.

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 6:58 am
I'm not in an area where I get to observe much. It's really a disappointment. My son loves anything to do with science or space. Thank you.

Paul Girardin (126)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 3:20 pm

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Friday February 8, 2013, 5:22 am
... I don't know hey......1/13 th !!!! the way to the moon... and 28 000 km/h !!!!!!!!! - VERY close.......

Mitchell D. (136)
Friday February 8, 2013, 6:25 pm
Thought I'd find something about this here. Thanks.
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