An asteroid half the size of a football field will buzz close by Earth on Friday, coming closer than many weather satellites, but there is absolutely no chance the space rock will hit the planet, NASA says.
The asteroid 2012 DA14 will approach within 17,200 miles of Earth when it zips by the planet on Friday (Feb. 15). It will be 5,000 miles closer than the ring of weather, communications and
'There is no chance that the asteroid might be on a collision course with Earth.'
The asteroid, 2012 DA14, was discovered in 2012 by astronomers. The asteroid will make its closest approach to Earth at 1:24 p.m. CST (1924