Want to watch NASA track a DA14? Here's the footage:
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Here's something to think about. An asteroid the size of DA14 hit Earth on June 30, 1908 and levelled 820 square miles.
Accourding to NASA when DA14 makes its
closest approach to Earth at approximately 11:25 a.m. PST (2:25 p.m. EST / 19:25 UTC), the asteroid will be about 17,150 miles (27,600 kilometers) above Earth’s surface.Many objects in outer space are discovered and tracked by astronimacal enthusiasts, people just like you and me. Should we have an agency that watches for these kinds killer asteroids?
The commentary will be available via NASA TV and streamed live online at: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv and http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl2