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Watch the live stream of Earth’s close approach with asteroid IcarusNASA, ESA, M.A. Garlick, University of Warwick, and University of Cambridge

An asteroid up to 1.4km wide will have a close pass of Earth on the evening of 16 June.

Fear not though, the fairly large asteroid, which has been dubbed Icarus (the Greek legend who also flew too close to the Sun), will still be some 5 million miles away from us on Earth.

Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said: "Asteroid Icarus will safely pass by Earth at more than 21 times the distance of Earth to the moon on June 16. To put it another way, Icarus, one of the first near-Earth asteroids ever discovered (1949), will approach no closer than five million miles away (eight million kilometres)."

It may be a once in a life time chance to see the asteroid as the next time it is set to be visible from our planet will be in June, 2090 when it'll be marginally closer at 4 million miles away.

However, online observatory Slooh states that it will be too dim to see when it is at its peak visibility at 10PM, which is why it has established a live stream which you will be able to watch here.