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Slooh Space Camera to Track Asteroid 2012 DA14 Skimming by Earth at only 17,000 miles (27,330 km) away

Slooh Space Camera will cover its near-approach on Friday, February 15th, with several live shows on, free to the public, starting at 6 PM PST / 9 PM EST / 02:00 UTC (2/16) - International times here: - accompanied by real-time discussions with Slooh Space Camera’s Paul Cox, astronomer and author Bob Berman, and Prescott Observatory manager, Matt Francis. Viewers can watch live on their PC or IOS/Android mobile device. 
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Fab can't wait. Hope it misses us :-)
Siri is going to mrmind me Looking forward to it.
If you haven't seen the news today, it appears that a large meteor has been responsible for damage to buildings and injuries to up to 500 people in Russia.

It appears that the Russian meteor's sonic boom caused most of the damage with broken window glass responsible for most injuries.
It puts DA14's "close" approach in perspective!  Keep an eye on the homepage as we may broadcast some earlier shows if we can lock on to Near-Earth Asteroid 2012 DA14 when it's at a lower altitude.

Here is the BBC News story:

#astrono   #meteor   #asteroid   #asteroid2012da14   #russianmeteor   
NASA statement on Russian meteor:

"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 meteorite 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, from south to north."
It is 20h53 in south africa now. Have astroid 2012 da14 passed earth?
Never A Straight Answer has lied and lied over and over again, about everything from life on Mars (see Hale crater, direct evidence of intelligent life on Mars) and existing bases on the moon and other planets. Why should ANYONE believe ANYTHING NASA say's ? Does anyone actually think that if an asteroid were going to hit Earth, that NASA or the government would warn anyone ??? That would create panic and mass hysteria. They would do EXACTLY what one would expect them to do, LIE !     I hope those underground bases are adaquete for the elite...
+George Jetson - You have to realize NASA is not the only one with telescopes. There are hundreds of places capable of tracking and thousands of us looking up with our own scopes. Not one has calculated a possible impact.  
+George Jetson There are so many telescopes and specialist astronomical CCD cameras pointing to the night skies that it would be impossible to keep an asteroid discovery secret.  The vast majority of telescopes capable of finding and tracking such objects are actually NOT in government hands or control.

The +Slooh Space Camera telescopes are an ideal example - anyone can use them, point them anywhere they wish, and receive images in real-time so they can't be "intercepted" by any other party.

Whether NASA and/or world governments would choose to share any information regarding an impactor, one thing is for sure - it wouldn't stay secret for long.  In fact, it's likely that amateurs would make the initial discovery - and we are extremely well practiced in disseminating information across the Internet in a matter of minutes, and in a way that could not be stopped.

It's not NASA or governments we should be afraid of - it's those large lumps of space rock! 
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