Cloudy skies obscure view of asteroid over England

Despite cloudy skies, scientists at the Bayfordbury Observatory at the University of Hertfordshire are still hoping to get a glimpse of the asteroid in the next 90 minutes.

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We're five telescopes ready to start imaging #2012DA14 at 20:30 when it becomes high enough for us to see. #VeryBigSpaceRock

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It's cloudy - We're sad, time for Pizza we think. Still 90 minutes for the clouds to clear. #2012DA14 #BigScarySpaceRock #russianmeteor

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Asteroid 'near-miss' with Earth

An asteroid big enough to flatten London has 'narrowly' missed the Earth on Friday night. Experts say it came as close as 17,200 miles to us.