20,000 kms – that was close

Asteroide-2012-DA14Millions of years ago one of the major contributors to the extinction of dinosaurs was an asteroid.

On February 15th the Asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass through our orbit and will come as close to Earth as possible without hitting it.

Angus Randall spoke to Simon O’Toole about the nature of this asteroid and what it will mean for the astronomical community.

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Producer: Hannah Salisbury-Carter

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