Asteroid Whizzes by Earth Tonight
It won't hit us, but you can watch it online
By Newser Editors, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 17, 2014 12:03 PM CST
This image provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech shows a simulation of an asteroid approaching from the south.   (AP Photo/NASA/JPL-Caltech)

(Newser) – It's big (about the size of three football fields) and it's fast (about 27,000mph), and it's zipping by our planet tonight. Earthlings, meet asteroid 2000 EM26. As Space.com explains, the asteroid poses no threat of actually hitting the planet when it flies by at a distance of about 2 million miles. But it should put on a nice show, which can seen via live webcast at Slooh starting at 9pm Eastern. Space.com also is hosting a live webcast.

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1PHAST1
Feb 17, 2014 8:37 PM CST
Geeks watching nothing. Just turned it off, what a waste of time.
K.C.
Feb 17, 2014 8:16 PM CST
I hope the TV news will show a picture of it. However, there are some scientists who believe we might get impacted by one, some day. A couple of interesting movies have been made.
ChuChu
Feb 17, 2014 6:19 PM CST
It ain't right. Who wants a bunch of people watching while you're whizzin'? Poor asteroid.