SciFri Quiz: Asteroid!

How much do you know about the object heading our way?

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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Tracking a Space Rock’s Streak Past Earth

The video below 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 13 x 10 degrees.

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Leslie Taylor is the digital media manager at Maine Audubon and is a former web editor for Science Friday.