Asteroid Watch

Stephanie Healey | Feb. 18, 2013 | College of Science

Students and faculty at the Jordan Hall of Science Observatory

Over 50 people braved the cold temperatures to gather at the Jordan Hall of Science Observatory to catch a glimpse of the Asteroid 2012 DA14.   The 150 foot (50 meter) in diameter asteroid passed earth at 19,000 mph (31,000 km per hour) on Friday, February 15, 2013. The asteroid came closer to Earth than any satellite currently orbiting the planet and is the only celestial body to pass this close to Earth in recorded history. 

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