What Do You Know About Asteroid 2012 DA14? Trivia Quiz

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What Do You Know About Asteroid 2012 DA14? Trivia Quiz

What Do You Know About Asteroid 2012 Da14? This asteroid passed near the earth, and a lot of people doubted if the scientist were correct when they said the chances of a new collision were less. Some people even estimated that the asteroid would hit the earth and end-all of existence. Do take up the quiz and get to see what more you know about the asteroid.


Questions and Answers
  • 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

  • 4. 
    Duende was discovered on
    • A. 

      24 January 2009

    • B. 

      23 February 2012

    • C. 

      29 December 2010

    • D. 

      05 May 2012

  • 5. 
    The close approach to Earth reduced the orbital period of Duende from_______days to________days.
    • A. 

      352, 325

    • B. 

      322,385

    • C. 

      368, 317

    • D. 

      321, 225