2012 DA 14

Asteroid 2012 DA14 sequence and Russian meteorid trajectory

This exceptional sequence bellow by Virtual Telescope, shows asteroid 2012 DA14, soon after its close approach at about 27500km above the Earth surface. At the imaging time, it was moving at the amazing rate of 2450"/min (0.7deg/min)! The robotic telescope was

February 16, 2013

Asteroid 2012 DA14: Orbital approach and motion simulation

  The following video shows asteroid 2012 DA14 simulated apparent motion, as visible from the Virtual telescope observing site, in Central Italy. Time is running 50x faster than reality. The field of view is of about 13x10 degress. It covers a time

February 15, 2013

Watch asteroid 2012 DA14 flyby live

Asteroid 2012 DA14 was discovered by the La Sagra Sky Survey, Spain on February 23, 2012 and it was about 2.7 million miles (4.3 million kilometers) distant at the time of first observation. It's flyby is the closest ever predicted Earth approach for an object

February 14, 2013

Record-setting flyby of Asteroid 2012 DA14 set for February 15, 2013

The Earth expects record-setting close flyby on February 15, 2013 when a chunk of space rock about 50 meters wide, designated as Asteroid 2012-DA14, will fly near our planet quite rapidly, at a speed of about 7.8 kilometers/second (17,400 miles/hour) in a

February 11, 2013

NASA will host media teleconference on February 7 on upcoming Asteroid 2012 DA14 flyby

Mark the date - February 7, 2013 at 19:00 UTC (11 a.m. PST/2 p.m. EST). For those of you interested in the closest ever predicted Earth approach for an object of this size, NASA will hold a media teleconference to discuss about upcoming asteroid flyby.The

February 04, 2013

Near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14 to make extremely close approach in February 2013

Small asteroid 2012 DA14 will make an extremely close approach on February 15, 2013. It will pass by Earth at distance of about 27,000 km (17,000 miles/no closer than 0.000181 AU) from the center of the Earth; within about 3.5 Earth radii of the Earth's

August 22, 2012