Google had put up a doodle for Asteroid 2012 DA14 which is all set to pass by the Earth today at 1924 GMT or 0055 hours India time. You can check out the Doodle by going to the Google homepage.
The doodle shows the second ‘G’ in the company’s logo moving aside jumping out, all agitated and then in moment the asteroid passes by its spot. The G then jumps right back into its space.
If you click on the logo it take you to information about the Asteroid 2012 DA14.
The DA14 is approximately 45 meters in diameter and has an estimated mass of about 130,000 metric tons. This is the closest ever flyby for a predicted Earth approach for an object this large according to Nasa. For more information about the asteroid click here.
Dec 20, 2014