Asteroid 2012 DA14

Asteroid 2012 DA14 makes closest fly-by in history

A 150-foot cosmic rock about the size of a football field hurtled safely past Earth as predicted before and well on schedule, Friday

Feb 16, 2013, 09:14 AM IST

Asteroid 2012 DA14 – You can spot it, here’s how

You got to be lucky for this one. Asteroid 2012 DA14 will zoom past Earth tonight, presenting a rare opportunity for sky gazers, especially amateur ones, to soak in the sights of the interplanetary visitor.

Feb 15, 2013, 15:37 PM IST

Asteroid 2014 DA14 creates Doodle ripple on Google

Keeping alive its fabulous tradition, search giant Google has come up with a cool Doodle on Friday when newly discovered asteroid 2012 DA14, about half the size of a football field, will make a record-setting close approach to Earth.

Feb 15, 2013, 09:43 AM IST

Advancing asteroid could be worth $ 195 bn

The asteroid that is due to whizz past the Earth this week could be worth up to 195 billion dollars in metals and propellant, if it were in a different orbit.

Feb 13, 2013, 14:00 PM IST

Does global warming cause asteroids to fall?

The effects of global warming may stretch far beyond Earth and reach meteorites millions of miles away in space.

Feb 12, 2013, 15:08 PM IST