By The Canadian Press - Friday, February 15, 2013 - 0 Comments
MONTREAL – An asteroid about half the size of a football field safely brushed…
MONTREAL – An asteroid about half the size of a football field safely brushed past the Earth — as predicted, and on schedule, Friday.
Images of Asteroid 2012 DA14 taken by the Gingin Observatory in Australia and broadcast on NASA TV show a small white streak moving across the clear night sky.
The asteroid was projected to come within of 27,600 kms of the planet which was close enough to pass inside the ring of satellites that circle the Earth.
The flypast took place at around 2:25 p.m. Eastern time Friday.
It was an improbable bit of timing.