Asteroid 2012 DA14
It have been officially confirmed by NAASA that the Asteroid 2012 DA14 will not hit the earth as it shoots past the Earth on February 15, 2013.
Today Google is celebrating the fact that the Asteroid 2012 DA14 will miss the earth.
The Google Doodle today is very busy and the Google Logo for some reason looks like one of the older existing Google Logo's.
The Asteroid 2012 DA14 Google Doodle have been created as a gif image and is made up of 235 small images, that creates the scene in the Logo where the G jumps out of the way and the Asteroid 2012 DA14 goes through the Google Doodle without causing any damage. Google's choice to select the "G" could represent the fact that the Asteroid 2012 DA14 misses the Globe.
The Google Doodle: Asteroid 2012 DA14
"Image of the Google Doodle Asteroid 2012 DA14 on the New Zealand and Australia Google Homepage on 15 February 2013."
Learn About the Asteroid 2012 DA14
One of the best places to learn more about the Asteroid 2012 DA14 is on the Wikipedia site, which have a complete article about the Asteroid 2012 DA14 meteor that will pass the earth today.
17,000 miles sound a long way, but it’s nothing in astronomical terms. And when
we’re talking about a meteor “large enough to flatten London, Johannesburg, Merlbourne or New York” flying past our planet, it is a good idea to take note, and to see if you can spot the Asteroid 2012 DA14.
According to the site there is only a 0.00000021% risk that the Meteor will hit the earth and we should be save from this meteor for atleast the next 100 years.
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The Asteroid 2012 DA14 was discovered by OAM Observatory, La Sagra (J75) 0.45-m Reflector on February 23, 2012