near Earth object

A Parting Look at 2012 DA14: Was This a Warning Shot from Space?

by Jason Major February 18, 2013

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Just as anticipated, on Friday, Feb. 15, asteroid 2012 DA14 passed us by, zippingĀ 27,000 kilometers (17,000 miles) above Earth’s surface — well within the ring of geostationary weather and communications satellites that ring our world. Traveling a breakneck 28,100 km/hr (that’s […]

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