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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

2019 Cosmic Calendar

Astronomical events and highlights of 2019 including supermoons, solar and lunar eclipses, meteor showers, solstices, and equinoxes. more

Meteors: How to See

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

2013: Year of comets

2013 is going to be a good year for comet watchers, with at least 3 comets that may be visible without the aid of sophisticated equipment. more

3 comets in 2013

Three comets - comet ISON, comet Lovejoy and comet Encke will grace the winter skies in 2013. more

Brightest Comet of 2018

Comet 46P/Wirtanen will grace the night sky in December 2018. Find when, how, and where to see the brightest comet of the year with your naked eyes. more

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