Category: Asteroid visit

NASA’s EYES allows everyone to track in almost Real Time, space objects including the Asteroid 2012 DA14 which passed us on Feb 15.

The Earth seen from Apollo 17.

NASA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Asteroid 2012 DA14 passed Earth on Feb 15 2013. At approximately 14:25 it reached its closest point to the Earth. NASA’s calculation was spot on. They knew that even the our satellites would be safe.

One point which should not be forgotten, is that any object which crosses Earth’s path will eventually one day hit Earth itself. The next time that there might be a chance of an impact, with the Feb 15 2013 Asteroid, will be  in 2080.

It is thought that if an Asteroid was further away from Earth than our Moon, there was nothing worry about. Continue reading

An Asteroid will fly past Earth on Feb 15 2013. NASA calcs it will be very close, but it will not Hit Earth. Hope they are right.

Last year a Spanish home Astronomer apparently let the cat out of the bag. An Asteroid was spotted and a rough calculation was that it would either impact with Earth or be a real close shave. That news went around the world.

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