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Asteroid 2012 DA14

A big rock for Valentine’s Day? Watch our VP of Astronomy Carolyn Sumners discuss the massive asteroid zooming past Earth on Feb. 15
February 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

If you anticipated seeing stars this Valentine’s Day, you weren’t far off. Asteroid 2012 DA14 is projected to pass “dangerously close” to earth Feb. 15 — potentially taking out some important communication satellites. Discovered last year, the asteroid is half the length of a football field, weighs 130,000 metric tons and will pass Earth at […]



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