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What's Up for February 2013

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:54 PM


What's Up for February 2013

On February 15 a small asteroid named 2012 DA-14 will whiz by, only 17,200 miles from Earth. It doesn't pose any threat to us, but it is sure to create a buzz around the world.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Asteroid and Comet Watch site

Source: NASA - Multimedia

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:41 PM

oooo the comet would be something I'd like to see as well as Saturn. The meteor will be need a decent telescope at 8 wouldn't it? :S I don't know much about telescopes and such, I try to stay out of sky hahaha.

why is everyone so &^%$ing concerned with "the end"...
new beginnings is what you should be concerned about...

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:46 AM

North Americans won't be able to easily view the passerby asteroid due to its' magnitude, but Mercury and Mars are close to each other on the night of the 15-16th (My birthday night)...and the Comet Pan-Starrs seems to point towards a setting Mars in March.

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