NASA plans to provide a live broadcast and commentary Friday during the close “fly by” of a small near-Earth asteroid.
The asteroid, named 2012 DA14, will make its closest approach at 11:25 a.m., when it will be about 17,150 miles above the Earth’s surface, according to NASA.
The half-hour broadcast from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena starts at 11 a.m., and will incorporate real-time animation to show the location of the asteroid in relation to Earth, along with live or near real-time views of the asteroid from observatories in Australia, weather permitting.
Scientists expect the asteroid to zoom past the planet and not have any impact on Earth.
Scroll down to watch NASA’s coverage of the near-Earth asteroid