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February 15, 2013

I thought that today’s celestial action was going to take place 17,500 miles from Earth, not right smack into Russia! In what scientists are calling a “cosmic coincidence,” a totally random meteor (not related to the asteroid flying by Earth from the south) struck Russia with enough power to produce a sonic boom which has [...]

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Really Close Asteroid Flyby Tomorrow

February 14, 2013

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 [...]

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