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Asteroid to fly by Earth

At 7:24 PM UTC (19:24) on Friday, February 15, 2013, an asteroid called 2012 DA14, will come close to the Earth, closer than any other asteroid of similar size has ever come in recorded history. more

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. more

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. more

2017 Geminids Meteor Shower

The Geminid meteor shower can be seen from December 4–16. In 2017, the shower will reach its peak around December 13. Local time and direction to see it. more

Meteor Showers

Dates and tips on how and where to see "shooting stars" from meteor showers all over the world. more

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