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It’s 11:30 Pacific Time on a beautiful Friday morning and asteroid 2012 DU14 just passed by the earth without incident. DU14 actually passed closer than some of our weather satellites, just over 17,000 miles above the earth’s surface. NASA was livestreaming video from Australia: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html.

The far bigger news, though, is the meteorite that hurt hundreds of people in Russia. This unexpected visitor from outer space– ironically arriving hours before the unrelated asteroid– had such a powerful shock wave that it blew out windows, blew open doors, set off alarms, and even knocked down a wall in a factory. (more…)

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