2012 LZ1, a 1,600 feet wide asteroid has whizzed by the earth.
Given the choice between watching the object which passed about 14 Moon distances from the Earth (5.4 million kilometres) and the closure debate, the choice was obvious.
The event was broadcast live on SLOOH. LZ1 was brighter than I expected.
It was just discovered a few days a go.
It is amazing that something this large, could pass so close with such short notice.
It sure would have been anti-climatic to be struck by an asteroid so shortly after the filibusterer.