Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Bus-Size Asteroid That Will Buzz Earth Tonight Stars in Slooh Webcast

Bus-Size Asteroid That Will Buzz Earth Tonight Stars in Slooh Webcast: A bus-size asteroid will safely pass between Earth and the moon today (Jan. 24), and the online Slooh observatory will provide live views of the space rock just hours before its closest approach.

The asteroid, called 2017 BX, is about the size of a bus, according to NASA's Asteroid Watch tracker. NASA estimates that the object is about 28 feet (8.5 meters) wide. You can see the orbit of the asteroid, as projected by the Near-Earth Object Program at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Slooh's webcast on 2017 BX will begin at 5:30 p.m. EST (2230 GMT) and will be available directly at Slooh.com here.

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