On Friday the 15th of February, Asteroid DA 14 will sail past the Earth at 17,500 miles, the closest approach with such a big asteroid in history. This occurs on 8 Vulture, and there are no known correlations between the event and the Mayan calendar system. But next month is a different story, when Comet PANSTARRS passes as close to Earth as we are to the Sun. More on this event and its signficance to the Year Bearers of the Mayan haab, or solar calendar, next week.
Giant Asteroid Close Approach Next Week