Asteroid 2012 DA14 will fly by Earth on Feb. 15, 2013. How much do you know about the object zooming towards us?
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The video above shows asteroid 2012 DA14 simulated apparent motion, as visible from the Virtual telescope observing site, in Central Italy. Time is running 50x faster than reality. The field of view is of about 13x10 degress.
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