Apophis: 'Doomsday Asteroid' flying by the earth tonight
The "Doomsday" moniker was originally given to the asteroid due to the belief that it had a 2% chance of impacting the earth when it passes us again in 2029. Further studies have ruled out that possibility, however. Astronomers are now tracking the asteroid to determine how close it will be when it makes another pass by Earth in 2036.
The Slooh Space Camera will be live streaming Apophis as it flies by the earth tonight at 6 p.m. Pacific/9 p.m. Eastern.