It's an asteroid the length of three football fields, it's traveling at over 27,000 MPH, and it will be swinging pretty near to our own planet tonight — not close enough to touch (fortunately), but plenty close enough to get an eyeful. You can watch it here!

Top image: Artist's conception of an asteroid belt / NASA-JPL

The Slooh Space Camera will be watching near-earth asteroid 2000 EM26 from its vantage point in the Canary Islands starting at 6 p.m. (PST) tonight. You can watch along as the asteroid approaches right here:

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