Asteroid 2012 DA14 To Close For Comfort

Traveling at roughly 17,640mph, Asteroid 2012 DA14 came within 17,200 miles of the Earth on February 15th, 2013. Estimated at 150 feet long and weighing 143,000 tons, DA14 would cause massive damage if it had struck the Earth, but not the type that the six mile object that is believed to have caused the extinction of the dinosaurs caused. Without doubt, a direct hit would have destroyed a large city and the dust and debri would impact the whole world.