A terrifying meteorite shower left more than 950 people injured, buildings devastated and the mobile network wiped out when it hit Russia this morning.
Asteroid 2012 DA14 makes its closest approach to Earth at 2:25 p.m. ET Friday, and the world’s astronomers have been on the lookout for it.
Scientists at Deep Space Industries have put a value on an asteroid set to buzz past Earth this week of $195 billion
Scientists say they are sure there is no chance of the 150ft (45.7m) wide space rock hitting the planet.
A close encounter of the rocky kind is set for Feb. 15, when an office-building-size asteroid will speed past Earth fcloser than some communications satellites.
An asteroid the size of a 15-story building will zoom past Earth next week, flying uncommonly close but posing no danger.
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