Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Asteroid 2012 DA 14 Could Be Worth $195 Billion

Hey Space Placers!

Friday's record setting asteroid 2012 DA 14 is estimated to be worth $195 billion. That figure was released by the up and coming Deep Space Industries company and is based on how much the resources within the space rock would be worth. The amount is based on estimates of how much water and nickel-iron might be in the asteroid.

We'll learn a lot more about 2012 DA 14 when it passes by Earth on Friday as the radar and optical observations are made. We will also get necessary information to refine its orbit and see the effect our planet has on its' future orbit.

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