This is what we may look like to asteroid 2012 DA 14 when it reaches a distance from earth of about 240,000 miles or the distance from the earth to the moon. However, hold on! NASA says this asteroid will come within 17,500 miles of the earth’s surface Friday February 15. That is closer to earth than a lot of weather and communication satellites. But NASA says don’t worry, this asteroid will not hit the earth. If it did it would destroy a large land area with the force of a 2.4 megaton bomb.
Well this one will miss us but regardless of how smart the astronomers are the day will come when asteroids, many of them will supernaturally leave their normal trajectory and begin a collision course with earth. We will not be able to stop them. Read more about these asteroids and more in the new book, ESCAPING