Asteroid 2012 DA14 Passing the Earth Feb. 15, 2013 Metal Ornament
Artist impression of the Asteroid 2012 DA14 passing by the Earth on February 15, 2013. The closest that an asteroid has came towards the earth in a long time. Photo by NASA/JPL (The diagram is not to scale). 'Though asteroid 2012 DA14 has already made its closest pass of Earth, just a scant 17,200 miles from our surface, you can still watch it recede harmlessly into the cosmos.' reported by Alan Boyle, Science Editor, NBC News.