Asteroid 2012 DA14 to pass through Earth’s Satellite Belt on Febr
Asteroid 2012 DA14 to pass through Earth’s Satellite Belt on February 15, 2013
NASA says that the asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass within about 3.5 Earth radii of the Earth’s surface on February 15, 2013. It will pass inside the geosynchronous satellite ring, located about 35,800 kilometers (21,748 miles) above the equator. The impact energy is listed as 2.41 megatons of TNT. NASA says this asteroid is not Earth bound. The asteroid rates as a 0 on the Torino Scale impact hazard scale.