Watch as Last Week's Asteroid Decides to Fly by Instead of Destroying Us All

That little, white pixelated bean spinning around above might look more like a bad 80s video game than the near-messenger of quick and devastating apocalypse, but that's what happens when you're taking shots 74,000 miles away from your subject. What you're seeing is, in fact, 2012 DA14 at a resolution of around 13… »2/20/13 4:40pm2/20/13 4:40pm


What Would Happen If the Asteroid Actually Hit Earth Today?

Astronomers are completely confident that the 150-foot-wide asteroid 2012 DA14 is not going to hit us, passing "only" at 17,200 miles from Earth—the closest encounter with an asteroid ever predicted. It's a close call, but we will be safe. But then again, a meteorite just exploded in Russia. So what would really… »2/15/13 1:50am2/15/13 1:50am