Really Close Asteroid Flyby Tomorrow

by Ryan on February 14, 2013

in Anything Else,Pop Culture,science

Tomorrow at around 2:25pm asteroid DA-2012 will pass only 17,200 miles from our planet.  That’s nearly 5,000 miles closer than many GPS satellites!  In fact, it’s the closest flyby ever recorded by NASA.  While scary, at the same time it’s cool that NASA can track a 150-foot rock flying so close to us.

Though it won’t hit Earth, its impact would be similar to the 1908 Tunguska event in Siberia.  Not cool if it hit the ocean or a major metropolitan area!

So, here’s another reason to snuggle up and appreciate your loved ones this Valentine’s Day!

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