February 7th, 2013
06:12 PM ET

So, about that asteroid near Earth ...

Don't consider this a count-down to doomsday, but on February 15 an asteroid is going to come pretty close to Earth.

And this is only one of thousands of objects that are destined to one day enter our neighborhood in space.

"There are lots of asteroids that we're watching that we haven't yet ruled out an Earth impact, but all of them have an impact probability that is very, very low," Don Yeomans, manager of the Near-Earth Object Program Office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said at a press briefing.

This particular asteroid is called 2012 DA14. NASA scientists reiterated Thursday that people have nothing to worry about.


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  1. boungiorno

    nothing to fear NOTHINGS FOREVER

    February 12, 2013 at 11:35 pm |
  2. Is j being censored on CNN, multiple comments never posted par let's golf

    NASA – Our First Lunar Program: What did we get from Apollo? http://www.nasa.gov/.../first_lunar_program.ht... Oct 17, 2007 – Even if the Apollo missions had never landed on the Moon, the program as a whole ...

    "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 11:49 pm |
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    If you think Elizabeth`s story is nice, , five weeks ago my friend's cousin basically recieved a check for $9885 sitting there eighteen hours a week from their apartment and they're buddy's step-mother`s neighbour was doing this for 6 months and earnt over $9885 in there spare time on their labtop. follow the tips at this address........... BIT40.ℂOℳ

    February 9, 2013 at 4:32 pm |
  4. danny

    searching and searching,, how to destroyed the ethnics of humanity ,,,another asteroid story most of evil are living in america,,,,, no any human alien and alien can destroyed the planet because of////////// and //////// is hard to kill that is the mistake of human alien cannot found the exact solution to killed the human only///////////// and ///////////// this is easy to found and easy to use,,,,

    February 8, 2013 at 1:08 pm |
  5. helenecha

    Ok, we have nothing to worry about. Those thousands of near-Earth objects are natural energy, aren't they? Are we going to use them in different ways?

    February 8, 2013 at 1:22 am |
  6. syco

    O well now we have to wait for the next one

    February 7, 2013 at 9:15 pm |


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