Watch this live stream of today’s asteroid flyby

Because why not.

The broadcast starts at around 2:00 p.m. Eastern time. That’s when asteroid 2012 DA14 will zoom by Earth, missing us by about 17,200 miles. (It’ll be closest to Earth, NASA says, at approximately 2:24 p.m. Eastern.) To put that in perspective, GPS satellites orbit the planet at about 23,000 miles up. Don’t worry, satellite operator Intelsat isn’t sweating it.

Tune in below and read up on 2012 DA14 here.

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And if you haven’t seen the amazing (and dangerous) Russian meteorite videos yet, here’s this:

Scientists say the Russian meteorites are unrelated to asteroid 2012 DA14.

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