Saturday, February 9, 2013

Asteroid to Make Closest Flyby in History

It looks like we are gonna have a close call this year. NASA informs us of an asteroid called 2012 DA14, a space rock approximately 45 meters across that will pass earth missing our planet by 27,700 kilometers. It will pass within the orbits of many communications satellites, making a new record. On February 15 at 2:24 p.m. EST, the asteroid will be flying over the eastern Indian Ocean near Sumatra. 
Google Map image of Sumatra.

The NASA video below explains this close call in detail. SubhanaAllah! I am just praying these close calls, remain close calls.

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