Articles About Asteroids (6)
What are Asteroids?
Learn more about these space rocks orbiting the Sun.
Astronomical Glossary - Terms & Definitions
What do astronomers really mean when they use those technical terms?
Meteors: How to See
Dates and tips on how and where to see shooting stars from meteor showers all over the world.
What Are Comets?
Comets are small celestial bodies that orbit the Sun. Primarily made of dust and ice, many have a tail (coma) and are thought to be remnants of the formation of the Solar System.
What Is a Meteor Shower
Dates and tips on how and where to see "shooting stars" from meteor showers all over the world.
Asteroid 2004 BL86 to Fly By Earth
On Monday, January 26, 2015 asteroid 2004 BL86 flew by at only 3 times the distance of the Moon from the Earth. It will be the largest celestial body to come this close to Earth until 2027.