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posted Feb 14, 2013, 9:15 PM by Rolfe James   [ updated Feb 14, 2013, 9:22 PM ]



Asteroid 2012 DA14


An asteroid known as 2012 DA14 will pass Earth at a distance of 17,168 miles today at 7:25pm today.



17,168 miles is pretty close, much closer to us than the moon which is 221,600 miles away and within the orbit of many of our communications satelites. It's the closest asteroid of this size passing this close that we have known about a year or so in advance.It will be live on the web form NASA and others and well worth a watch.

You can see it live on the web at http://www.universetoday.com or at the NASA site http://www.jpl.nasa.gov



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