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Asteroid 2012 DA14 Media Teleconference
February 7, 2013

NASA is holding a media teleconference to discuss an asteroid, 150 feet (45 meters) in diameter, that will pass close, but safely, by Earth on Feb. 15. The flyby creates a unique opportunity for researchers to observe and learn more about asteroids.

 
 

Participants:

Lindley Johnson, program executive, Near Earth Object Observations Program, NASA Headquarters, Washingtonp>

Timothy Spahr, director, Minor Planet Center, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Mass.

Donald Yeomans, manager, Near-Earth Object Program Office, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

Amy Mainzer, principal investigator, NEOWISE, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif

Edward Beshore, deputy principal investigator, OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission, University of Arizona, Tucson

 
 

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