People living in the west of Australia are well placed to see a space rock half the size of a football field skim past Earth next weekend.
Discovered last year, the asteroid called 2012 DA14 is described by NASA as 'the biggest asteroid they've ever seen passing so close to Earth".
The asteroid will make its nearest approach to Earth at 6.24 am AEDT* on the 16 February (19.24 UTC 15 February), when it will be less than 27,700 kilometres above the ground.
Friday, February 08, 2013
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