The route of the asteroid 2012 DA14 in educational video
February 15, 2013
This Friday, February 15th, Asteroid 2012 DA14, 45 meters wide will pass 27,000 miles from Earth, which is about one-twelfth of the distance to the moon, and also within the reach of many satellites orbiting earth.
Scientists didn’t predict a collision with Earth, but it can be a unique opportunity for an observation by experts and fans to study it in heaven.
Aerospace engineers of the firm AGI (Analytical Graphics Inc.) used a software tool, which created an animation showing several variables of asteroid path.
It shows a deep space trajectory presented in the DA14 as it approaches Earth.