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The greatest show nobody on Earth can see - The Galveston County Daily News: Space

August 25, 2016

The greatest show nobody on Earth can see

Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 4:30 pm

It would be the greatest show on Earth if anybody could see it.

On Feb. 15, an asteroid dubbed 2012 DA14 will zoom within 17,200 miles of Earth. That may not sound that close, but at that distance, the asteroid will not only be closer to us than the moon, but also communications satellites in geostationary orbit.

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