Bye-Bye, Flyby on This Week @NASA

Published on Feb 15, 2013 by NASA Television

It may have been small, appearing so even in the best optical telescopes on Earth, but the flyby of asteroid 2012 DA14 was anything but a minor event to astronomers. Never feared as a threat to anyone or anything on or around our planet, DA14, about the size of half a football field, did come within 17-thousand miles of Earth, about 5-thousand miles close than many of our satellites in geosynchronous orbit. Also, POTUS on STEM; Mohawk Guy Goes to Washington; Two-Chute Test; Antares Hotfire; AJAX, for Cleaner Air; How to Become an Astronaut; and more!

Home           Top of page