Watch Asteroid 2012 DA14 fly-by Live

NASA says it will chronicle today’s record-close fly-by of asteroid 2012 DA14 beginning at 1 p.m. CST. The half-hour broadcast on NASA TV will

approach to Earth on Feb. 15. The image is an overlay of 12 one-minute exposures and the asteroid is the small dot at the center, indicated by the red arrows. The white streaks are images of stars shown as streaks because the telescope was tracking DA14. (D.Herald)
approach to Earth on Feb. 15. The image is an overlay of 12 one-minute exposures and the asteroid is the small dot at the center, indicated by the red arrows. The white streaks are images of stars shown as streaks because the telescope was tracking DA14. (D.Herald)

use real-time animation to show the asteroid’s path by Earth live or near-live views of the asteroid from observatories in Australia, weather permitting.

Asteroid 2012 DA14 is passing the Earth at a distance of 17,500 miles out. That’s a record approach for an object its size. NASA says there is no chance it will strike, but it will fly between our planet and the ring of geosynchronous satellites that provide Earth with round-the-world information and communications. NASA thinks it is highly unlikely 2012 DA14 will hit a satellite, either.

via NASA-TV will live-broadcast today’s asteroid fly-by | al.com.

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