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NASA shows Asteroid 2012 DA14 escaping after cheeky Earth buzz

NASA shows Asteroid 2012 DA14 escaping after cheeky Earth buzz

It may look like bad graphics from an 8-bit video game, but you're actually looking at asteroid 2012 DA14 as it made its Earth-buzzing flyby, courtesy of the Goldstone Solar System Radar. The blurry footage of the roughly 130-foot long space rock was captured as it was moving away from the Earth on February 15, with the 230-foot Deep Space Network antenna capturing shots of it as close as 74,000 miles away.

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Near-Earth Asteroid DA14 live video stream shown by NASA

Near-Earth Asteroid DA14 live video stream shown by NASA

Today you're in for a treat if you're interested in seeing massive hunks of space debris fly past our planet thanks to NASA. The NASA team has put together a live video stream for your enjoyment, showing the Earth flyby in real time today at 2:25 p.m. EST. For those of you wondering - no, there is no chance that this asteroid will be colliding with our planet, so you can rest easy.

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