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An asteroid of the same class as one that allegedly detonated over Tunguska River in 1908 will pass by Earth next year, flying closer than some man-made satellites, according to NASA.
The asteroid, 2012 DA14, will miss the planet by 26,900 kilometers on February 15, 2013, which is closer than satellites in the geostationary orbit of 35,700 kilometers, according to data on NASA’s website published Sunday.
The asteroid, first detected by the Spanish Observatorio Astronomico de La Sagra, is between 40 and 95 meters in diameter and belongs to Apollo group of near-Earth asteroids, many of which are potential collision hazards.
Its only 100 meters across, short of it hitting a city or population centre can it really do that much damage? Suppose it depends on how fast its going and what its made of eh?
Originally posted by Zagari
February 23 2013 is the real end date of Timewave Zero. This is an interesting story. I wait for updates.
Originally posted by DJW001
odds are 4 to 1 that it will land in the sea.
Originally posted by andy06shake
Its only 100 meters across, short of it hitting a city or population centre can it really do that much damage? Suppose it depends on how fast its going and what its made of eh