While there's little chance of a collison, astronomers around the world will be watching the skies tonight as asteroid Apophis (which caused a mild panic in 2004 after predictions of its possible impact) passes within 15 million kilometres of the Earth.

And this morning on CTV, RASC Vice President Colin Haig explained that while the asteroid is not expected to hit earth anytime soon, it could make contact in 2036.

To watch Colin's interview, and to learn more about the predicted path of Apophis, visit https://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/asteroid-with-extremely-remote-possibility-of-striking-earth-in-2036-flies-by-1.1106537

And for those hoping to view the asteriod during its flight, SLOOH is offering a livestream of Apophis via its robotic telescope in the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa. The footage begin at 7 p.m. EST, and is available on slooh.com


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Wednesday, January 9, 2013