February 5th, 2013
09:53 AM ET

An asteroid is coming, and scientists are excited. Fear not, Earth is safe

Look out for Asteroid 2012 DA14.

It is heading toward Earth at 17,450 miles per hour, according to NASA, and the tug of our planet's gravitational field will cause it to accelerate when it gets here.

But it's not going to strike us, when it passes by on February 15. NASA is adamant about this.

"Its orbit is very well-known," said Dr. Don Yeomans, NASA specialist for near-Earth objects. "We know exactly where it's going to go, and it cannot hit the Earth."

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    February 8, 2013 at 1:22 pm |
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  7. Poltergeist

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    February 6, 2013 at 11:01 am |
  8. helenecha

    Oh, boy! Its trajectory will keep it from falling to Earth even if Gravity will cause it to fly a curved path more slowly, tugging it closer to Earth's surface. Gutsy but passive to no end! We'd rather know its path has been controlled outside the orbit of the Moon than wait for seeing such an excitement.

    February 5, 2013 at 10:57 pm |
    • Is j being censored on CNN, multiple comments never posted, some were deleted, par let's golf

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      "never landed on the moon" site:.gov

      Let's cut propaganda from human space colonization and adhere to the scientific method! Would a golf ball ever land back on our Moon; And if so, how big should the 18 hole course be?

      February 9, 2013 at 11:57 pm |

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