NASA releases radar images of asteroid DA14 close approach

Asteroid DA14

In this oblique view, the path of near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14 is seen passing close to Earth on Feb. 15, 2013.

This 73-frame movie of asteroid 2012 DA14 was generated from data obtained by NASA’s Goldstone Solar System Radar on the night of Feb. 15 to 16, 2013. The observations were made as the asteroid was moving away from Earth. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech