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Images of asteroid passing by Earth

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The asteroid that passed within 17,200 miles of the Earth was not visible here in Tucson. If you were in the Southern Hemisphere, you got quite a show. The image below is an animation of DA14 as it passed over Australia. Each image in the time lapse was a five second exposure.  

Image courtesy of E. Guido/N. Howes/Remanzacco Observatory
Image courtesy of E. Guido/N. Howes/Remanzacco Observatory

This animated set of images, from the telescope known as the iTelescope.net Siding Spring Observatory, shows asteroid 2012 DA14 as the streak moving from left to right in the field of view. The images were taken around 10:40 AM on Feb. 15, 2013.

Click Here for a movie from Spain that shows DA14 as it floats beyond Earth.

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