A PLATINUM ASTEROID (WORTH OVER $5 TRILLION) WILL PASS US TONIGHT.

Platinum-nugget
A native platinum nugget.
While this has absolutely nothing to do with tattoos, it’s definitely pretty cool news because an asteroid which is supposed to have up to 90 million tons of platinum will be swooshing by us tonight. Along with other rare and precious materials, this platinum-rich asteroid has been officially named “2011 UW158”. The huge ball of wealth is supposed to measure in at 452 meters by 1,011 meters in size and will pass Earth at a distance of an estimated 2.4 million kilometers – and that’s the problem.
Although it will be 30 times closer to Earth than the closest planet of the Solar system, when the asteroid does pass, it will still be six times further away than the moon’s orbit, so it will be impossible to see 2011 UW158 with the naked eye.

It will be possible to watch 2011 UW158 LIVE at Slooh’s Live Stadium at 22:00 GMT on Sunday.