Nightly News   |  December 11, 2012

Toutatis asteroid to whiz by Earth

A giant asteroid about three miles wide is set to pass by Earth Tuesday night. Its closest approach will occur Wednesday morning, when it passes within 4.3 million miles from our planet. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> for those looking for viewing options tonight if it can't be nbc, is there always an asteroid. tonight, the asteroid three miles wide, visits us every four years it is passing within 4 million miles of earth, close enough to watch it go by. and thanks to a big camera in prescott, arizona, astronomers will have live coverage of it in the night sky . you can link to it on our website this evening, if you are so incline you had.