Asteroid to come close to earth on Feb 15

An asteroid will come close to the earth on February 15, according to Birla Science Centre here.

"This is the first near-earth asteroid to pass so close to the earth", said B M Birla Science Centre Director Dr B G Sidharth said in a release here.

The asteroid '2012 DA 14' measures about 50 metres and would swoop to about 27,000 km near earth or roughly about one tenth the distance to moon, he said.

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