An asteroid is coming to say Hello!
An asteroid is coming to pay us a close visit... but not too close! Next week 2012 DA14 will pass safely close to our planet giving space enthusiasts and scientists a great opportunity to learn more about these building blocks of our Solar System.
Asteroid 2012 DA14 was discovered by the La Sagra Sky Survey operated by the Astronomical Observatory of Mallorca in Spain on Feb. 23, 2012, with the support of the ESA's SSA programme.
NASA, one of ESA's partner in the AIDA studies, will hold a media teleconference (available online) on Thursday, February 7 at 20:00 CET to discuss about this important event.
Read more here : NASA to Host Feb. 7 Media Telecon on Asteroid Flyby