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Asteroid 2012DA14 captured
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- Title Asteroid 2012DA14 captured
- Released 18/02/2013 12:00 pm
- Copyright ESA/Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias/Iciar Montilla, Julio Castro, Alfred Rosenberg
Farewell to a rocky visitor: asteroid 2012DA14 (the near-horizontal streak in the image) seen departing Earth around 23:45 CET after making closest approach at 20:27 CET on 15 February 2013. This image was acquired at ESA's Optical Ground Station (OGS) located on Tenerife, Spain.