NASA broadcasts asteroid flyby

By Kay Steiger
Friday, February 15, 2013 14:00 EDT
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An artist's animation illustrates a massive asteroid belt in orbit around a star the same age and size as our Sun. Scientists have dismissed adventure films like 'Armageddon' where the hero uses a nuclear bomb to save Earth from a giant asteroid, as too little science and a lot of fiction. (AFP Photo/)
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NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., tracks the 2012 DA14 asteroid that will come close to Earth on Friday. The broadcast will incorporate real-time animation to show the location of the asteroid in relation to Earth, along with live or near real-time views of the asteroid from observatories in Australia, weather permitting.

Watch live, broadcast on UStream on Feb. 15.

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Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger is the managing editor of Raw Story. Her contributions have appeared in The American Prospect, The Atlantic, Campus Progress, The Guardian, In These Times, Jezebel, Religion Dispatches, RH Reality Check, and others. You can follow her on Twitter @kaysteiger.
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