February 5th, 2013
02:38 AM ET

An asteroid is coming, and scientists are excited. Fear not, Earth is safe

Look out for Asteroid 2012 DA14.

It is heading toward Earth at 17,450 miles per hour, according to NASA, and the tug of our planet's gravitational field will cause it to accelerate when it gets here.

But it's not going to strike us, when it passes by on February 15. NASA is adamant about this.


Filed under: U.S. • World
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Hamsta

    If it was going to hit us, our Liar In Chief wouldn't let Nasa tell you that, he would wait until after it hit and say it was Bush's fault or blame congress for not warning you.

    February 5, 2013 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  2. John

    I am very relieved that the asteriod is passing Earth. If it didn't the world would be ruined and very difficult to live.

    February 5, 2013 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bob

    thats scary. why would they say not to be scard.

    February 5, 2013 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Hamsta do you ever get tired of listening to yourself? How does one live with that much hatred for someone theyve never even met?

    February 6, 2013 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |
  5. Dean

    Ok, this is almost too funny. CNN has an anchor, Deb Feyerick, that wondered if this asteroid coming so close to Earth might be caused by global warming.

    I mean come on. This is CNN. This is supposed to be a respectable news organization. I guess that legacy is gone. Now they have clowns like Piers Morgan and complete morons like Feyerick.

    February 10, 2013 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |