Scientists have released some results from their look at asteroid 2012 DA14 during its fly-by last week.

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Scientists have released some results, including video, from their look at asteroid 2012 DA14 during its fly-by last week. Key quote:

The asteroid’s path was perturbed by Earth’s gravitational field in such a way that it won’t come as close in the foreseeable future.

The video, which I have embeded below the fold, was produced from radar data. It clearly shows the asteroid’s rotation.

Embedded video from

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology


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