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Asteroid 2012 DA14 set for Earth pass-live updates

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February 15, 2013 in Science




Asteroid 2012 DA14 set for  Earth pass

Asteroid path infographic

As it passes – at 7.8km/s (17,450 mi/hr) – it will come from “under” the Earth and return back toward the Sun from “above”


It will pass over directly over the eastern Indian Ocean, making for the best viewing in Eastern Europe, Asia and Australia.

live stream of the event on the internet, includes a feed from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Nasa, available from 11 am.. PST (2 p.m. EST)

NASA Follows Asteroid Flyby Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. EST) For more information, including graphics and animations showing the flyby of 2012 DA14,

visit: http://www.nasa.gov/     http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2013/feb/HQ_M13-031_Asteroid_Flyby_Coverage.html



A few hundred satellites orbit at 22,300 miles, higher than the asteroid's path, but scientists say the chance of it hitting one is extremely remote. Nevertheless, satellite operators have been warned


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