IRON AND ICE

asteroid-trajectory-2012-da14-feb-15-2013-lgGraphic depicts the trajectory of asteroid 2012 DA14 on Feb 15, 2013. In this view, we are looking down from above Earth’s north pole. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech. For a larger version of this image please go here. To watch an animation depicting the trajectory of asteroid 2012 DA14 please go here.Asteroid 2012 DA14 – Earth Flyby Reality Check
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 06, 2013 – Small near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass very close to Earth on February 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 cou … more