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UCF Invites The Public To Watch Asteroid 2012 DA14 Buzz By Earth Today
2013-02-15 12:07:15

University of Central Florida Students, professors, cooks, amateur and professional astronomers, and children will gather at the University of Central Florida to watch a historic moment — an asteroid the size of a football field buzz by Earth at a mere 17,200 miles away. It´s the closest flyby on record, the range in between the planet´s surface and orbiting communication satellites. While there is no chance asteroid 2012 DA14 will hit the planet this time, it´s a...

Asteroid To Fly Past Earth In Early 2013
2012-10-28 06:21:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An asteroid approximately the size of a city block will be completing its closest ever fly-by in our planet's history early next year, and one prominent American university is planning a "viewing party" to commemorate the occasion. The University of Central Florida (UCF) announced on Saturday that they would be hosting a special event on February 15, 2013, to watch asteroid 2012 DA14 come within 14,000 miles of Earth. Several...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.