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Big Asteroid 2004 BL86 Buzzes Earth on January 26: How to See it in Your Telescope

A lot of asteroids pass near Earth every year. Many are the size of a house, make close flybys and…

9 years ago

A Compendium of Universe Today Comet Siding Spring Articles: January 2013 – October 2014

We present here a compendium of Universe Today articles on comet Siding Spring. Altogether 18 Universe Today stories and counting…

9 years ago

Amateur Images Show Juno’s ‘Slingshot’ Around Earth Was a Success

With the government shutdown, news out of NASA is sometimes sparse. But thankfully amateur astronomers can fill in some of…

10 years ago

Could Juno’s Path Near Earth Uncover A Flyby Mystery?

Every so often, engineers send a spacecraft in Earth's general direction to pick up a speed boost before heading elsewhere.…

10 years ago

A Parting Look at 2012 DA14: Was This a Warning Shot from Space?

Just as anticipated, on Friday, Feb. 15, asteroid 2012 DA14 passed us by, zipping¬†27,000 kilometers (17,000 miles) above Earth's surface…

11 years ago

In Two Weeks This 50-Meter Asteroid Will Buzz Our Planet

¬†Asteroid 2012-DA14 will pass Earth closely on Feb. 15, 2013 (NASA) On February 15 a chunk of rock about 50…

11 years ago

Titan Shines in Latest Cassini Shots

Color-composite raw image of Titan's southern hemisphere. Note the growing south polar vortex. (NASA/JPL/SSI/Jason Major) Last Thursday, November 29, Cassini…

11 years ago

On the Edge of Titan

[/caption] Here's a quick look at one of my favorite cosmic photo subjects - the varying layers of atmosphere that…

11 years ago

Cassini Captures a Rarely-Seen Moon

[/caption] While many of us here on Earth were waiting for the Moon to take a bite out of the…

12 years ago

Exploration at its Finest: Cassini Visits Dione

[/caption] After completing its most recent flyby of Enceladus, Cassini made a pass by Dione -- its final visit of…

12 years ago