December 13, 2017

Astro-Challenge: Catching the Flyby of Asteroid 2012 DA14.

Passage of 2012 DA14 by the Earth.

(Credit: NASA/JPL).

By now, youíve heard the news. On the night of February 15th, Near Earth Asteroid 2012 DA14 will make a close passage by our fair world. It happens sometimes; hey, itís a shooting gallery out there, with rogue space rocks roaming the inner solar system at will, seemingly looking for the occasional planet to smash into. This isnít the closest near miss (or near hit?) of an asteroid; [Read more...]