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2012 DA14 (asteroid)

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  • ‘Young’ black hole is nearby, NASA says; doorway to a new universe?

     
    Asteroid 2012 DA14 is bearing down on Earth, rattling nerves and making sci-fi fans' eyes light up.  But the cool ......
  • Asteroid flyby on Friday: Where and when to watch it online

     
    An asteroid half  the size of a football field will come zipping past Earth at an almost uncomfortably close distance ......
  • Asteroid zips safely past Earth

     
    You can breathe deeply, people of Earth: Asteroid 2012 DA14 did not hit our planet. We are safe for now. ......
  • 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...
  • Why Friday's asteroid flyby is worth the attention

    Friday, around 2:24 p.m. EST, an asteroid half the size of a football field is set to buzz Earth, coming much closer to us than the moon and even closer than some communication and weather satellites. The asteroid, named 2012 DA14, was discovered last...
  • 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...
  • Meteor in Russia was too small to spot in advance, scientists say

    This post has been updated. See note below. If a meteor was heading toward California, would residents have any warning? It all depends on the size of the space rock and the time of day. At night, astronomers can see an object hurtling toward...
  • NASA: Asteroid will skim by earth February 15

    NASA: Asteroid will skim by earth February 15
    PASADENA, Ca. (NASA JPL) – Asteroid 2012 DA14 is an object about half the size of a football field in diameter. It will pass very close to the Earth on February 15, 2013, coming from the south to the north, it actually gets to within 17,200 miles of...