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Asteroid 2012 DA14 and the Eta Carinae Nebula
Asteroid 2012 DA14 and the Eta Carinae Nebula

This image shows asteroid 2012 DA14 and the Eta Carinae Nebula, with the white box highlighting the asteroid's path. The image was taken using a 3" refractor equipped with a color CCD camera. The telescope is located at the Siding Spring Observatory in Australia and is maintained and owned by iTelescope.net.

Image credit: NASA/MSFC/Aaron Kingery

More information about asteroid 2012 DA14 and the Russian meteor can be found on NASA's Watch the Skies blog.

Page Last Updated: August 8th, 2013
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