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3 Questions About Asteroid 2012 Da14

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Asteroid 2012 DA14 will be passing close to Earth this Friday. How much do you know about the object heading our way?

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  • 1. 
    The diameter of asteroid 2012 DA14 is closest to:
    • A. 

      The length of an Olympic-size swimming pool

    • B. 

      The depth of the deepest portion of the Mariana Trench

    • C. 

      The length of the Statue of Liberty’s nose

  • 2. 
    When asteroid 2012 DA14 is closest to the Earth's surface, it will be roughly as far away as:
    • A. 

      The distance between the Earth and the Moon

    • B. 

      Half the distance between the Earth and Venus at its closest approach

    • C. 

      Three-quarters of the way around the Earth at the equator

  • 3. 
    The mass of asteroid 2012 DA14 is most close to the mass of:
    • A. 

      An African elephant

    • B. 

      Two and a half ships the size of the RMS Titanic

    • C. 

      The moon

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