(NEW YORK) — Scientists are saying an asteroid, 150-feet in diameter, is due to swing by the Earth on Friday, Feb. 15, the day after Valentine’s Day.
NASA officials contend the asteroid named 2012DA14 will come “a remarkably close distance” to our planet, if you consider 17,000 miles a stone’s throw away.
Scientifically speaking, that is kind of close. Realistically, we’re not in any danger.
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Georgia McCafferty and Junko Ogura, CNN
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