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Asteroid 2012 DA14 – Earth Flyby Reality Check
Small near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass very close to Earth on Feb. 15, so close that it will pass inside the ring of geosynchronous weather and communications satellites.
NASA’s Near-Earth Object Program Office can accurately predict the asteroid’s path with the observations obtained, and it is therefore known that there is no chance that the asteroid might be on a collision course with Earth.Nevertheless, the flyby will provide a unique opportunity for researchers to study a near-Earth object up close.
For more information: [x]

Asteroid 2012 DA14 – Earth Flyby Reality Check

Small near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass very close to Earth on Feb. 15, so close that it will pass inside the ring of geosynchronous weather and communications satellites.

NASA’s Near-Earth Object Program Office can accurately predict the asteroid’s path with the observations obtained, and it is therefore known that there is no chance that the asteroid might be on a collision course with Earth.Nevertheless, the flyby will provide a unique opportunity for researchers to study a near-Earth object up close.

For more information: [x]

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