When the asteroid 2012 DA14 makes its closest pass to Earth - projected to happen at 2:24 p.m. EST Friday - NASA will be making a livestream of the event available.

Watch asteroid 2012 DA14 live as it does a fly-by of Earth

At noon EST, NASA will stream near real-time imagery of the asteroid's fly-by from feeds made available by astronomers in Australia and Europe. At 2 p.m., the stream will switch to a half-hour broadcast including commentary, real-time animation and live or near real-time views of the asteroid. The asteroid is projected to pass by the Earth at a distance of 17,150 miles, which is comparable to six times the distance between New York and Los Angeles. "The asteroid's path is ...

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