Tagged: Solar System

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