The latest in a long line of recent asteroid encounters is set to happen tonight around 9 pm.though scary, asteroid passes are pretty cool to see. it's like a huge shooting star.

Near Earth asteroid 2000 EM26 will safely pass by, but it makes me wonder, a couple of meteors actually made it to Earth last year, if we will have more than a close encounter soon.

You can watch the pass-by on a live stream.

Here is what happened in Russia a year ago when a meteor 'stopped by."