Pull Up a Chair: Last Night on Earth

By: Saturday September 6, 2014 4:00 am

Tomorrow an asteroid nobody noticed before will streak by the Earth, closer than the Moon. They say it will just fly by, they say it’s just little; but with budget cuts and layoffs and science-denying political leaders, chances are solid we’ll all be blown to our respective kingdoms come tomorrow (just about 2:18 p.m. EDT fyi). So knowing this, what are you going to do tonight, your last night on Earth?

 

NASA Asteroid Coverage 2012 DA14

By: Friday February 15, 2013 11:12 am

NASA Television will provide commentary starting at 2 p.m. EST (11 a.m. PST) on Friday, Feb. 15, during the close, but safe, flyby of a small near-Earth asteroid named “2012 DA14.” NASA places a high priority on tracking asteroids and protecting our home planet from them. This flyby will provide a unique opportunity for researchers to study a near-Earth object up close.

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