Images of the Apophis asteroid streamed live online

The Apophis asteroid, currently flying past the Earth Credit: www.events.Slooh.com

Images of the Apophis asteroid are currently being streamed live on Slooh.com.

There is a one in 25,000 chance the asteroid could hit the Earth in 2013.

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Asteroid flying past Earth

A 900 foot wide asteroid made the latest in a series of close approaches to Earth tonight. There is a chance it could collide with the Earth in 2036.