Watch Live Coverage of Bennu Arrival. The asteroid, dubbed 52768 (1998 OR2), is estimated to measure between 1.8km - 4.1km in … It was earlier reported that NASA will not be doing a live-stream of the asteroid 1998 OR2 passing planet Earth. It calls out a recent Daily Express report implying that the asteroid could end human civilisation if it hits. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind. So, here is where interested people can watch the live stream of asteroid … The asteroid “will not even come close” to hitting the planet, the space agency said. Don’t miss a special Planetary Defense episode of NASA Science Live on Monday, April 27 at 3:00 p.m. EDT to learn how we find, track and monitor asteroids and near-Earth Objects. NASA says that it has issued no warning about this asteroid and says that there is no reason to panic. Join NASA scientists for a live discussion about asteroid 1998 OR2 and other near-Earth asteroids in a "NASA Science Live" webcast today (April 26) at 3 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT). In December 2019, prior to the pandemic, NASA picked the spot where it would land on the asteroid. A mile-long asteroid is set to pass by Earth on April 29, but no need to worry, says NASA. NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency.
A ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid is set to fly past Earth this morning, NASA has revealed. Asteroid 1998 OR2 is reportedly the biggest asteroid to come close to Earth in the past decade. Asteroid 1998 OR2 poses no threat to our planet, but we can still learn a lot by studying it. The NASA Asteroid Watch Twitter handle confirmed that the asteroid 1998 OR2 will safely pass Earth by 6.2 million kilometres. On Dec. 3, at approximately noon EST (5 p.m. UTC), NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will arrive at the asteroid Bennu, which it will investigate for nearly two years before collecting a sample to return to Earth. Live coverage of Bennu arrival on NASA TV begins at 11:45 a.m EST (4:45 p.m. UTC).