Asteroid to come close to Earth on Feb 15

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 20:51

Hyderabad: An asteroid will come close to the earth on February 15, according to Birla Science Centre here.
"This is the first near-earth asteroid to pass so close to the earth", said B M Birla Science Centre Director Dr B G Sidharth said in a release here.

The asteroid `2012 DA 14` measures about 50 metres and would swoop to about 27,000 km near earth or roughly about one tenth the distance to moon, he said.


First Published: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 20:51

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