Though many doomsayers are claiming, but Asteroid 2002 AM31 will not be hitting earth. Meanwhile you can watch asteroid fly by earth live on Slooh
Asteroid 2002 AM31 will fly by earth later today. The asteroid will pass the earth at the minimum distance of 5.2 million kilometres had posed some scary questions before scientists. They say that an asteroid, the size of a large city block may pose serious threat to the Earth and its inhabitants had it become a bit close. Even, the moon, if hit by asteroids may have substantial implications for earth.
There are people who have restarted the dooms day speculations with reports of the asteroid coming close to earth and passing by it. But thankfully not just the earth, but even moon are at safe distance from this huge asteroid that might have threatened the very existence of life on earth had it become any closer to earth.
There are many space agencies and websites that are going to broadcast the fly-by of the Asteroid 2002 AM31 later today. It is going to be a fascinating site to watch and the astronomers and people who love to watch the sky and stars are excited to be able to watch this rare asteroid close in on earth.
Meanwhile Slooh will once again be showing the live feed of the flyby of asteroid. While detailing its work Slooh says, “SLOOH aspires to restore mankind’s subliminal connection to the seasonal ebb and flow of the night sky…SLOOH is powered by its members—men, women and children in 80 countries who have taken 1.3 million photos of 35,000 unique objects and events in the night sky since our launch on Christmas Day, 2003. We’ve shared the view as Mercury and Venus transited the Sun; during Solar and Lunar Eclipses, as an asteroid slammed into Jupiter and NASA crashed a space ship into the Moon. And now we’re sharing the view with our friends at Google. We’re pleased to announce a joint initiative with Google Sky to Map the Universe and co-promote live astronomy.”