A small asteroid (2012 DA 14) will be passing within the geosynchronous orbit of the Earth’s satellites on February 15, 2013 at 2:25 pm (EST). According to NASA, it will safely pass within 17,000 miles of the Earth over Indonesia. For more information about the asteroid, see NASA’s website.
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[Addendum: This blog was written and scheduled to post hours before a meteor fell on an area of Russia causing numerous injuries. While a NASA spokesperson states it was likely a coincidence with the asteroid flyby, our thoughts and wishes are with the people of Russia as they cope with the effects of this event. For more information on the tracking of space objects see NASA’s Near Earth Object Program website.]