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2012 DA14 (asteroid)

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  • Chelyabinsk meteor: Weather satellites tracked fireball's path

    Chelyabinsk meteor: Weather satellites tracked fireball's path
    Cloudy with a chance of meteorites? Scientists studying the Chelyabinsk meteor that hurtled through the atmosphere over Russia in February have managed to track its trajectory using weather satellites, according to a study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
  • Chelyabinsk asteroid smashed glass, burned skin, defied expectations

    Chelyabinsk asteroid smashed glass, burned skin, defied expectations
    Planetary scientists weren’t remotely expecting the 62-foot-wide Chelyabinsk fireball to shoot across Russian skies in February  -- they’d had their eyes peeled on a much bigger target that missed the Earth by a decent margin, the asteroid...

    Watch asteroid fly-by live online Friday

    Watch asteroid fly-by live online Friday
    A 150-foot wide asteroid is expected to pass closely by Earth on Friday, and though it will be difficult to see in skies over the U.S., the fly-by will be broadcast online. Backyard astronomers on the other side of the world will be able to see the...

    Asteroid flyby: Watch JPL coverage on Friday morning

    Asteroid flyby: Watch JPL coverage on Friday morning
    The largest asteroid to come in close contact with Earth is set to fly by our planet Friday morning. The rock, called Asteroid 2012 DA14, is 150 feet in diameter and will fly around 27,000 km above the surface of Earth. The moon is roughly 384,400 km...

    Meteor in Russia not part of asteroid flyby, JPL says

    The meteor that created a shock wave when it entered Earth’s atmosphere early Friday is not connected to the asteroid that is slated to pass by the planet today, according to scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Hundreds of people...