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on February 2, this event is a wake-up call, a reminder our planet orbits the sun among a swarm of space rocks. See the just released NASA video at : http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2013/02/asteroid-2012-da14-first-images-of-space-rock-approaching-earth/
About the size of an office building, the asteroid was discovered a year ago by amateur astronomers in Spain.
The 'rock" – which does not have a name yet – will pass about 17,200 miles above the planet's surface, Inside the orbit of some communication and weather satellites.
According to a NPR report
, “... this event is one for the record books – the first time scientists have been able to predict something so big coming so close."
And now it is seen, vaguely, but real, moving a 'few' thousands of miles from planet Earth.