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Near-miss asteroid will return next year
 
An amateur team discovered the unusual asteroid, dubbed 2012 DA14, on 22 February. Its small size and orbit meant that it was spotted only after it had flown past Earth at about seven times the distance of the Moon.
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Asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass no closer than 0.00269 AU to the moon on the 15th February, 2013 @ 21:39 ±13:40

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What do the scientists say about the probability of it hitting the moon?



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The asteroid will make a return pass (0.000184 AU), travelling at 8.16 km/second, to the Earth-Moon system on the 15th February, 2013 @ 19:27 UT ±00:24.

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Google earth file: Asteroid 2012 DA14.kmz (16kb, kmz) (Version 5)

2012 DA14
Earth Impact Risk Summary
Torino Scale (maximum)0
Palermo Scale (maximum)-4.00
Palermo Scale (cumulative)-3.29
Impact Probability (cumulative)2.1e-04
Number of Potential Impacts120
Vimpact12.73 km/s
Vinfinity6.14 km/s
H24.4
Diameter0.044 km
Mass1.2e+08 kg
Energy2.3e+00 MT
all above are mean values
weighted by impact probability
Analysis based on
106 observations spanning 11.419 days
(2012-Feb-23.03431 to 2012-Mar-05.45291)



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Huge asteroid hurtling towards Earth will fly past our planet so close it will go UNDER many man-made satellites

A 150-foot asteroid orbiting Earth called 2012 DA14 will pass so close to Earth it will fly UNDER man-made satellites orbiting our planet.
Nasa's Impact Risk report said that the odds of the space rock actually hitting our planet are very low indeed - but on February 15 next year it will pass just 17,000 miles from Earth, closer than 'geostationary' satellites.
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Ed ~ The Earth impact risk is virtually zero for the 15th February, 2013



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Asteroid 2012 DA14 heads for Earth next year
By Anne Sewell

Scientists are predicting that the asteroid 2012 DA14 has a good chance of colliding with Earth in eleven months. Watch the skies in February 2013!
According to RT, NASA has confirmed that the 60 meter (or 197 feet) asteroid, which was spotted by Spanish stargazers in February this year, has a good chance of colliding with earth.

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Ed ~ No 'scientists' are predicting an impact for 2012 DA14 in February 2013. This is a made up story.



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The 35 - 80  metre wide asteroid 2012 DA14 will make a return pass (0.00018 AU), travelling at 8.13 km/second, to the Earth-Moon system on the 15th February, 2013 @ 19:26 UT ±00:25.

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Google earth file: Asteroid 2012 DA14.kmz (16kb, kmz) (Version 4)



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The 38 - 85 metre wide asteroid 2012 DA14 will make a close pass (0.00023 AU), travelling at 7.82 km/second, to the Earth-Moon system on the 15th February, 2013 @ 19:41 UT ±00:32. 

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The Lunar Distance (LD), the distance between Earth and the Moon, equals 384,401 km, (or 0.00256 AU).



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Update:
The 38 - 85 metre wide asteroid 2012 DA14 made a close pass, travelling at 5.93 km/second, to the Earth-Moon system on the 16th February, 2012 @ 06:10 UT ±00:01.
The asteroid will return on the 15th February, 2013 @ 19:26 UT ±00:45 (Minimum Distance 0.00018 AU) and possibly reach magnitude 11.1 (or brighter).

 Google earth file: Asteroid 2012 DA14.kmz (17kb, kmz)

Ephemeris

Date       UT      R.A. (J2000) Decl.    Delta     r     El.    Ph.   V  
2012 02 27 000000 14 31 39.4 +49 54 25   0.040   1.009  116.6  61.4  19.4
2012 03 03 000000 14 12 55.1 +56 54 14   0.056   1.018  117.0  60.2  20.1
2012 03 08 000000 13 56 38.8 +60 27 28   0.072   1.027  116.6  59.8  20.7
2012 03 13 000000 13 42 01.8 +62 20 45   0.089   1.036  115.9  59.7  21.2
2012 03 18 000000 13 28 37.9 +63 15 06   0.105   1.044  115.1  59.7  21.5
2012 03 23 000000 13 16 31.0 +63 28 20   0.121   1.052  114.3  59.7  21.9
2012 03 28 000000 13 06 00.9 +63 10 28   0.136   1.060  113.4  59.8  22.1
2012 04 02 000000 12 57 21.9 +62 28 37   0.152   1.067  112.6  59.9  22.4
2012 04 07 000000 12 50 35.7 +61 28 10   0.167   1.074  111.6  60.1  22.6
2012 04 12 000000 12 45 31.7 +60 12 52   0.181   1.080  110.7  60.3  22.8
2012 04 17 000000 12 42 00.2 +58 44 32   0.196   1.086  109.7  60.5  23.0
2012 04 22 000000 12 39 57.0 +57 04 32   0.209   1.091  108.8  60.7  23.2
2012 04 27 000000 12 39 17.5 +55 14 25   0.223   1.095  107.8  61.0  23.3
2012 05 02 000000 12 39 53.8 +53 15 51   0.235   1.099  106.8  61.3  23.5
2012 05 07 000000 12 41 35.1 +51 10 19   0.248   1.103  105.9  61.7  23.6
2012 05 12 000000 12 44 09.6 +48 58 35   0.259   1.105  104.9  62.0  23.7
2012 05 17 000000 12 47 31.0 +46 40 49   0.270   1.108  103.8  62.4  23.8
2012 05 22 000000 12 51 36.0 +44 17 22   0.281   1.109  102.8  62.9  23.9
2012 05 27 000000 12 56 21.2 +41 48 50   0.291   1.110  101.8  63.3  24.0
2012 06 01 000000 13 01 42.3 +39 15 57   0.300   1.110  100.8  63.8  24.1
2012 06 06 000000 13 07 33.7 +36 39 19   0.309   1.110   99.7  64.3  24.2
2012 06 11 000000 13 13 50.9 +33 59 01   0.317   1.109   98.7  64.9  24.2
2012 06 16 000000 13 20 32.6 +31 15 01   0.325   1.107   97.6  65.5  24.3
2012 06 21 000000 13 27 38.6 +28 27 32   0.332   1.104   96.5  66.1  24.4
2012 06 26 000000 13 35 08.3 +25 36 57   0.339   1.101   95.4  66.8  24.4
2012 07 01 000000 13 43 00.0 +22 43 45   0.345   1.098   94.3  67.4  24.5
2012 07 06 000000 13 51 11.2 +19 48 14   0.350   1.094   93.2  68.2  24.5
2012 07 11 000000 13 59 41.0 +16 50 27   0.355   1.089   92.1  68.9  24.6
2012 07 16 000000 14 08 30.2 +13 50 27   0.359   1.083   90.9  69.7  24.6
2012 07 21 000000 14 17 40.0 +10 48 30   0.362   1.077   89.8  70.6  24.6
2012 07 26 000000 14 27 11.0 +07 45 00   0.366   1.071   88.6  71.5  24.7
2012 07 31 000000 14 37 02.6 +04 40 22   0.368   1.064   87.4  72.4  24.7
2012 08 05 000000 14 47 14.0 +01 34 52   0.370   1.057   86.2  73.3  24.7
2012 08 10 000000 14 57 45.9 -01 31 19   0.372   1.049   85.0  74.3  24.8
2012 08 15 000000 15 08 40.5 -04 37 55   0.373   1.041   83.8  75.4  24.8
2012 08 20 000000 15 19 59.6 -07 44 34   0.373   1.032   82.6  76.4  24.8
2012 08 25 000000 15 31 44.5 -10 50 48   0.373   1.023   81.3  77.5  24.8
2012 08 30 000000 15 43 55.0 -13 56 10   0.372   1.014   80.1  78.7  24.8
2012 09 04 000000 15 56 31.7 -17 00 18   0.371   1.005   78.9  79.9  24.8
2012 09 09 000000 16 09 36.2 -20 02 47   0.369   0.996   77.7  81.1  24.9
2012 09 14 000000 16 23 11.4 -23 03 10   0.367   0.987   76.4  82.4  24.9
2012 09 19 000000 16 37 19.8 -26 00 57   0.364   0.977   75.2  83.7  24.9
2012 09 24 000000 16 52 02.5 -28 55 38   0.360   0.968   74.0  85.0  24.9
2012 09 29 000000 17 07 19.4 -31 46 44   0.356   0.959   72.8  86.4  24.9
2012 10 04 000000 17 23 11.0 -34 33 42   0.351   0.950   71.7  87.8  24.9
2012 10 09 000000 17 39 39.2 -37 15 57   0.346   0.942   70.5  89.2  24.9
2012 10 14 000000 17 56 46.2 -39 52 54   0.340   0.934   69.4  90.7  24.9
2012 10 19 000000 18 14 33.6 -42 24 04   0.333   0.926   68.3  92.2  24.9
2012 10 24 000000 18 33 00.1 -44 49 06   0.325   0.919   67.3  93.7  24.9
2012 10 29 000000 18 52 02.5 -47 07 36   0.317   0.913   66.3  95.2  24.9
2012 11 03 000000 19 11 38.3 -49 19 04   0.308   0.908   65.3  96.7  24.9
2012 11 08 000000 19 31 45.3 -51 23 00   0.299   0.903   64.4  98.2  24.9
2012 11 13 000000 19 52 21.1 -53 19 05   0.289   0.899   63.6  99.7  24.9
2012 11 18 000000 20 13 21.5 -55 07 18   0.278   0.896   62.8 101.2  24.9
2012 11 23 000000 20 34 37.1 -56 47 58   0.266   0.894   62.1 102.6  24.8
2012 11 28 000000 20 55 56.6 -58 21 13   0.254   0.894   61.5 104.0  24.8
2012 12 03 000000 21 17 08.9 -59 47 04   0.241   0.894   60.9 105.4  24.8
2012 12 08 000000 21 38 04.2 -61 05 35   0.228   0.895   60.4 106.8  24.7
2012 12 13 000000 21 58 33.9 -62 17 02   0.214   0.897   60.0 108.0  24.7
2012 12 18 000000 22 18 28.2 -63 22 18   0.200   0.900   59.7 109.2  24.6
2012 12 23 000000 22 37 31.4 -64 22 26   0.185   0.904   59.5 110.4  24.5
2012 12 28 000000 22 55 27.1 -65 17 56   0.170   0.909   59.3 111.4  24.4
2013 01 02 000000 23 12 01.3 -66 08 54   0.154   0.914   59.3 112.4  24.3
2013 01 07 000000 23 27 05.9 -66 55 05   0.138   0.921   59.3 113.4  24.1
2013 01 12 000000 23 40 39.6 -67 36 34   0.121   0.928   59.4 114.2  23.9
2013 01 17 000000 23 52 39.6 -68 14 24   0.104   0.935   59.6 114.9  23.6
2013 01 22 000000 00 02 53.3 -68 49 33   0.087   0.943   59.8 115.6  23.3
2013 01 27 000000 00 11 06.2 -69 22 06   0.070   0.952   60.2 116.1  22.9
2013 02 01 000000 00 17 09.7 -69 51 23   0.053   0.961   60.7 116.6  22.3
2013 02 06 000000 00 21 19.7 -70 17 23   0.035   0.970   61.2 117.0  21.5
2013 02 11 000000 00 25 04.0 -70 51 08   0.017   0.979   62.1 117.0  20.0
2013 02 16 000000 13 21 57.1 +78 19 26   0.00077 0.988  109.6  70.4  11.1
2013 02 21 000000 20 56 59.6 +78 19 11   0.019   0.989   89.7  89.3  18.7
2013 02 26 000000 21 00 39.8 +77 56 33   0.036   0.989   87.8  90.1  20.2
2013 03 03 000000 21 02 21.1 +77 45 27   0.054   0.989   86.1  90.8  21.0


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