posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 06:19 AM
A few days ago- on February 23, 2013 was opened a new asteroid 2012 DA14, which, according to specialists of NASA- on February 15, 2013 will fly at a
very short distance from the Earth - only 27,000 kilometers (see the photo of NASA website at the top of this article). According to scientists,
asteroid 2012 DA14 has a length of 100 meters and in the case of hitting the Earth, can be released the energy, which equivalent to the explosion of
the hydrogen bomb.
UPDATE UPDATE! Another more detailed article from Moscow, Russia I just found! en.rian.ru...
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.
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