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NASA: Asteroid to Pass Very Near Earthi
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February 09, 2013 2:22 AM
Astronomers around the world are preparing for a record-breaking asteroid flyby February 15. Measuring 45 meters in diameter and weighing an estimated 130,000 metric tons, Asteroid 2012 DA14 is considered small by scientists who track the solar system's rocky debris. VOA's Suzanne Presto reports that it will zip past our planet so closely that it will be even nearer to us than our orbiting weather and communications satellites.

NASA: Asteroid to Pass Very Near Earth

Published February 08, 2013

Astronomers around the world are preparing for a record-breaking asteroid flyby February 15. Measuring 45 meters in diameter and weighing an estimated 130,000 metric tons, Asteroid 2012 DA14 is considered small by scientists who track the solar system's rocky debris. VOA's Suzanne Presto reports that it will zip past our planet so closely that it will be even nearer to us than our orbiting weather and communications satellites.


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