Though It Might Take Out a Couple Satellites, This Asteroid Will Not Destroy Earth Next Week
Good news, Earthlings! The day after Valentine’s Day a 150-foot-wide asteroid will fly so close to our planet that it will pass through the orbit of several satellites, but experts said on Thursday that it will not hit us. In fact, the so-called DA14 asteroid will be such a close call that the force of Earth’s gravity will actually cause the asteroid to ricochet off those orbits, creating more distance between the asteroid and our planet so that the next fly-by won’t be so nerve-wracking. …
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