Illustration for article titled Watch a live feed of a giant asteroid as it zips by earth today

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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