All about #Asteroid #2012DA14 :
How #big is Asteroid 2012DA14 ?
It will be zooming past by us at blistering #speed of 7.8km/s (17,450 mi/hr)
#Flyby Visible from India on February 16 from 01:00 IST / 1:00am to 03:00 IST / 3:00am.
It will rise above the horizon in the #constellation #Virgo, after that it will move in the direction of the north celestial #pole.
Worldwide Visibility Map for 2012DA14 http://bit.ly/Ulew4P
SkyMap for India http://bit.ly/ZelICr showing the Asteroid’s path in the sky.
Overview http://bit.ly/12zN02r of the Flyby
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This Asteroid Flyby event is once-in-a-1200 years.
Asteroids with a 1 km diameter strike / IMPACT Earth every 500,000 years on average.
Large collisions / IMPACT – with 5 km objects – happen approximately once every twenty million years.
The last known IMPACT of an object of 10 km or more in diameter was at the #dinosaur #extinction event 66 million years ago.