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­NASA's data shows that a 60-meter asteroid, spotted by Spanish stargazers in February, will whistle by Earth in 11 months. Its trajectory will bring it within a hair’s breadth of our planet, raising fears of a possible collision. The asteroid, known as DA14, will pass by our planet in February 2013 at a distance of under 27,000 km (16,700 miles). This is closer than the geosynchronous orbit of some satellites.

­NASA's data shows that a 60-meter asteroid, spotted by Spanish stargazers in February, will whistle by Earth in 11 months. Its trajectory will bring it within a hair’s breadth of our planet, raising fears of a possible collision. The asteroid, known as DA14, will pass by our planet in February 2013 at a distance of under 27,000 km (16,700 miles). This is closer than the geosynchronous orbit of some satellites.

Dawn’s look at asteroid Vesta as the spacecraft heads off to Ceres. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCAL/MPS/DLR/IDA

Dawn’s look at asteroid Vesta as the spacecraft heads off to Ceres. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCAL/MPS/DLR/IDA

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Wired Science - News for Your Neurons | Wired.com

Representación artística de la Voyager 1

La Voyager 1 alcanza una región desconocida y deja perplejos a los científicos

Representación artística de la Voyager 1

Ilustración artística del a variedad de planetas detectados por la NASA.- C. Pulliam & D. Aguilar (CFA)

Ilustración artística del a variedad de planetas detectados por la NASA.- C. Pulliam & D. Aguilar (CFA)

Pese a abrasadoras temperaturas durante el día, Mercurio, el planeta más cercano al Sol, contiene hielo y materiales orgánicos congelados dentro de cráteres permanentemente ensombrecidos en su polo norte, dijeron el jueves científicos de la agencia espacial estadounidense, NASA. Imagen de radar de la región del polo norte de Mercurio adquirida por el Observatorio Arecibo en Puerto Rico superpuesta en un mosaico de imágenes de la misma zona del Mercury MESSENGER en una fotografía facilitada…

Pese a abrasadoras temperaturas durante el día, Mercurio, el planeta más cercano al Sol, contiene hielo y materiales orgánicos congelados dentro de cráteres permanentemente ensombrecidos en su polo norte, dijeron el jueves científicos de la agencia espacial estadounidense, NASA. Imagen de radar de la región del polo norte de Mercurio adquirida por el Observatorio Arecibo en Puerto Rico superpuesta en un mosaico de imágenes de la misma zona del Mercury MESSENGER en una fotografía facilitada…

Descubren un nuevo planeta que podría ser habitable

Descubren un planeta que puede ser habitable

Representación artística de un planeta hecho de diamante

Representación artística de un planeta hecho de diamante

La nube de alcohol G34.3 y otras curiosidades del universo | Ya está el listo que todo lo sabe

La nube de alcohol G34.3 y otras curiosidades del universo | Ya está el listo que todo lo sabe

La roca Matijevin, de forma piramidal (NASA)

La roca Matijevin, de forma piramidal (NASA)


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Visualizing The Size And Scale Of Our World  via all that is interesting #Infographic #Solar_System sehr hilfreich für alle die mit Zahlen arbeiten ;-)

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