NASA’s Impact Risk Report confirms that newly discovered asteroid 2012 DA14 will be the closest asteroid to ever pass by Earth since it has been measuring these objects. Flying below even the orbit of the Google geo satellite, the asteroid is scheduled to arrive February 15th, 2013. Current calculations indicate that it will miss our planet but not by much. More to come…..
- Asteroid Will Make Close Pass To Earth (science.slashdot.org)
- Fears of deadly asteroid hitting Earth next year are likely overrated (news.yahoo.com)
- Mid-Size Asteroid Won’t Hit Earth in 2013, NASA Says (livescience.com)