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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

2018-2019 Cosmic Calendar

Astronomical events and highlights of 2018-2019 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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