Asteroid 2012 DA14 Close Approach 02/15/2013
January 3, 2013 in Science
VR To – Asteroid 2012 DA14 MSNBC Report
To avert a possible catastrophe – this time set for February 2013 – scientists suggest confronting asteroid 2012 DA14 with either paint or big guns. The stickler is that time has long run out to build a spaceship to carry out the operation.
The asteroid, known as DA14, will pass by our planet in February 2013 at a distance of under 27,000 km (16,700 miles). This is closer than the geosynchronous orbit of some satellites.
Asteroid 2012 DA14 NASA JPL Orbit Diagram
Recent & Upcoming Earth Asteroid Encounters
http://www.spaceweather.com (Near Bottom Of Page)
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ALERT – Asteroid 2012 DA14 Inbound (UPDATED)