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A near-Earth asteroid – called 2012 DA14 by astronomers – will pass very close to Earth on February 15, 2013. Astronomers estimate that, when it’s closest to us, the asteroid will be about 21,000 miles (35,000 kilometers) away – much closer than Earth’s moon (about 240,000 miles away) – and closer even than some of our own orbiting satellites. Astronomers’ calculations of asteroid orbits can be trusted. After all, even decades ago, they knew enough about calculating orbits to send people to the moon and bring them safely back, and today we are able place our space vehicles in orbit around objects as small as asteroids. So, no, 2012 DA14 won’t strike us in 2013. There was a remote possibility it might strike us in 2020, but that possibility has been ruled out also.
Originally posted by OrionsWitness
reply to post by Sly1one
Jokes aside imagine if an asteroid comes by with armed aliens riding on it.
I guess if we disarm now they may go easy on us when they point their guns at us.
Originally posted by Sly1one
I wonder if this thing will be big enough to catch on a telescope? or naked eye?