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      Asteroid Friday: NASA Live Stream found here

      An asteroid half the size of a football field, around 150 feet wide, will pass the earth tomorrow early afternoon. This is record-setting as it is the largest object that NASA has ever seen pass this close by to earth. The asteroid, named 2012 DA14 will be closest to the earth around 2:25pm EST{}tomorrow afternoon. When it passes by, it will be{}closer than weather satellites and GPS satellites in orbit.{}You can find NASA's live stream below which will be a half hour commentary from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA starting at 2pm EST.


      Depiction of Asteroid 2012 DA14's path

      Near real-time imagery of the flyby from astronomers in Australia and Europe will be made available at Noon EST tomorrow{}and can be found below.


      There will be a Ustream available starting at 9pm EST{}tomorrow{}which will run for 3 hours showing the feed from a telescope at the NASA Marshall{}Space{}Flight Center in Huntsville, AL.


      To watch for other asteroids, be sure to check NASA's Asteroid Watch page and another good resource is the near-earth object program which is run{}from the JPL.

      I wanted to give a{}big thank you to our colleague Joe Witte for forwarding along this information to us.