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NASA Releases Its First Video Of Giant Asteroid DA14

Remember giant asteroid DA14 that buzzed our planet last week? It made for some pretty spectacular viewing. Now NASA is getting in on the video fun by releasing its observations of the space rock as seen by the Goldstone deep space telescopes.

Sure, it looks like an 8-bit loading screen, but what you have to remember is that every pixel of that grainy image represents four metres of space rock. All in all, you’re watching a 45-metre rock zoom by the Earth.

If DA14 had actually hit the Earth, that pixellated hunk of rock would have levelled cities. [io9]


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