Record Setting Asteroid 2012 DA14 to Safely Pass Earth

On February 15, Asteroid 2012 DA14 will make the closest approach of any similarly sized object ever recorded that has not collided with the planet. The 50 m diameter asteroid will pass within geosynchronous orbit at an altitude of about 27,600 km. The asteroid’s trajectory is well mapped and it has no potential to impact Earth and little potential to collide with a satellite.

Learn more about the satellite in the video below:


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