National Post

Near-miss with a 130K-ton asteroid is graphic proof Earth’s in a celestial ‘shooting gallery’: Apollo astronaut
A 45-metre asteroid hurtled toward Earth’s backyard, destined Friday to make the closest known flyby for a rock of its size.

NASA promised the asteroid would miss Earth by 27,600 kilometres, avoiding catastrophe. But that’s still closer than many communication and weather satellites; scientists insisted these, too, would be spared.

Asteroid 2012 DA14, as it’s called, is too small to see with the naked eye even at its closest approach around 2:25 p.m. EST, over the Indian Ocean near Sumatra. (AP Photo/NASA/JPL-Caltech; ESA - DAVE HERALD/Getty Images)

  1. swisewoman reblogged this from nationalpost
  2. like-a-gunshot reblogged this from robolord
  3. whaletaless reblogged this from nationalpost
  4. tjpytheas reblogged this from nationalpost
  5. wakemeupbeforeyoucoco reblogged this from nationalpost
  6. sbbad reblogged this from nationalpost
  7. linatrinch reblogged this from nationalpost
  8. tumbl-r-ing reblogged this from nationalpost
  9. la-ia reblogged this from nationalpost
  10. envangel reblogged this from nationalpost
  11. darbinsky reblogged this from nationalpost
  12. bootaywaweya reblogged this from colormeradical
  13. colormeradical reblogged this from nationalpost and added:
    we almost died today.
  14. eulyz reblogged this from nationalpost
  15. quatre-vingt-blazeit reblogged this from nationalpost
  16. pawng reblogged this from nationalpost
  17. great--white--north reblogged this from nationalpost
  18. timholtorf reblogged this from nationalpost
  19. archdvmon reblogged this from nationalpost
  20. robolord reblogged this from nationalpost
  21. nationalpost posted this
Blog comments powered by Disqus