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Watch as Last Week's Asteroid Decides to Fly by Peacefully Instead of Destroying Us

That little, white pixelated bean spinning around above might look more like a bad '80s video game than the near-messenger of quick and devastating apocalypse, but that's what happens when you're taking shots 74,000 miles away from your subject. What you're seeing is, in fact, 2012 DA14 at a resolution of around 13 feet per pixel over an 8 hour period just as it was mercifully passing our beautiful space marble by on the evening of February 15. Read More >>

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What Would Actually Happen if the 2012 DA14 Asteroid Hit Earth Today?

Astronomers are completely confident that the 45-metre-wide asteroid 2012 DA14 is not going to hit us, passing "only" at 17,200 miles from Earth — the closest encounter with an asteroid ever predicted. It's a close call, but we will be safe. Given what's happened in Russia today — what would really happen if their calculations were wrong? Read More >>

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Meteorite Explodes Over Russia, Panic Spreads

A meteorite has just exploded over Russia. This doesn't feel good when you know that a 150-foot asteroid is about to fly by Earth — and you read about the actual effects of an impact if astronomers' calculations are wrong. 250 people have been injured, according to the BBC. The videos we are collecting are incredible. Read More >>

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