Asteroid near Earth: 2012 DA14 to pass within 17,000 miles of us on Feb. 15.

Asteroid To Zoom Near Earth on Feb. 15

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Feb. 1 2013 1:16 PM

Asteroid To Zoom Near Earth on Feb. 15

2012 DA14 will skim roughly 17,200 miles above Earth's surface on Feb. 15.

Update, Feb. 10: As Phil Plait noted on Bad Astronomy, recent observations suggest that Apophis has virtually no chance of striking Earth in 2036.

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