asteroid 2012 DA14


NASA USTREAM Video from Australia http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl2

14:00 (EST) discussion: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv (also on the above site)

NASA Statement on the Russian Meteorite

According to NASA scientists, the trajectory of the Russian meteorite was significantly different than the trajectory of the asteroid 2012 DA14, making it a completely unrelated object. Information is still being collected about the Russian meteoriteĀ and analysis is preliminary at this point. In videos of the meteor, it is seen to pass from left to right in front of the rising sun, which means it was traveling from north to south. Asteroid DA14’s trajectory is in the opposite direction, fromĀ south to north.

But it sure is one heck of a coincidence!!

You have to wonder if it is a chunk off DA14, but the arguement about the direction of motion is a strong one.

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