Jagran Josh Logo
  1. Home
  2.  |  
  3. News Capsule |  

Asteroid 2012 DA14 to Pass through Earth poses no threat

Feb 14, 2013 15:12 IST

The Asteroid 2012 DA14, a 150-foot asteroid would fly above the earth at a distance of about 17000 miles on 15 February 2013, inside the ring of geosynchronous weather and communications satellites. The asteroid would be visible across Asia including India and can be seen with the help of a binocular or telescope.  

This would be the first encounter of the scientists with an object so close to earth. This encounter will bring chances of studying the closet near earth object. NASA's Near-Earth Object Program Office that have predicted the path of the asteroid had cleared that there exist no chances of asteroid collision with earth.

Is this article important for exams ? Yes4 People Agreed

Latest Videos

Register to get FREE updates

    All Fields Mandatory
  • (Ex:9123456789)
  • Please Select Your Interest
  • Please specify

  • ajax-loader
  • A verifcation code has been sent to
    your mobile number

    Please enter the verification code below

Newsletter Signup
Follow us on
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK