Oh Eros: Valentine's Day Asteroid Makes NEAR Fly-by

The 21-mile long 'God of Love' space rock made its closest approach to Earth (15 million miles away) since 1975 on January 31st, 2012. NASA's Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous - Shoemaker (NEAR) mission landed on the asteroid on February 12, 2001.
credit : NASA / Mash Mix: SPACE.com