U.S. experts use a new technique of observation to try to define the future direction of the asteroid 2012 DA14, a rock about 40 meters in diameter that next Friday will pass very close to Earth.
“Knowing the direction of rotation is essential to accurately predict its future,” told me Thomas Trological, in a phone conference that it is going to cost me a kidney, only for offering an exclusive to this ridiculous blog. “But don’t worry the end of the world is not near still.”
During the time of closest approach and depending on the local time, the asteroid will be visible from different parts of Europe, Africa and Asia, moving fast across the sky from south to north, experts said.
Mr Obama, in a TV interview, said that he was not to be the president who would press the red-button to destroy an asteroid invasion.
Definitely, the 2012 DA14 will not collide with the Earth's surface. Its orbit is known well enough to rule out an impact.