Friday, February 8, 2013

Don't panic

A 150-foot (45-metre)-wide asteroid will come remarkably close to Earth next week, even closer than high-flying communication and weather satellites. It will be the nearest known flyby for an object of this size. But don't worry. Scientists promise Asteroid 2012 DA14 will be at least 17,100 miles (27,518 kilometres) away when it zips past next Friday.
Picture: NASA/JPL-Caltech/AP via 


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