Tuesday, January 29, 2013

That's Spittin' Distance

Now we're talking. On February 15 of this year an asteroid, DA14, will fly within about 15000 miles of Earth. The asteroid is roughly 150 feet across (45 meters). That's a pretty close shave, the space station lies about 240 miles from earth and many satellites hover around 22000 miles.

Get your helmets ready, it might be raining space-junk in a few weeks.

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