Asteroid 2012 DA14, apparently not connected to the meteor that entered Earth's atmosphere last night above Russia, is now about to cross the geostationary ring.
According to NASA, the trajectory of the Russian meteor was significantly different than the trajectory of the approaching asteroid 2012 DA14, making it a completely unrelated object.
Videos of the meteor show it traveling from north to south. Asteroid 2012 DA14's trajectory is in the opposite direction, from south to north.
February 15, 2013 11:22 AM PST
Photo by: SETI
| Caption by: James Martin
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