NASA Warns Two Asteroids OR Comets to Pass by Earth…But They’re Not Sure Which

NASA has revealed that TWO celestial objects are approaching Earth and are currently zooming through the solar system. An asteroid and potentially a comet are hurtling towards Earth Two objects are currently hurtling towards Earth’s orbit and will come close to Earth in January and February. One of the bodies is a comet known as C/2016 U1 NEOWISE, which was … Continue reading

Don’t Panic Says NASA but Comet Set for Near-Earth Flyby Next Week

A comet zooming past Earth next week on its journey towards the outer solar system may be visible with just a set of binoculars, but thankfully it will not come close enough to pose any threat, according to NASA. Discovered by NASA’s ‘Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer’, comet ‘C/2016 U1 NEOWISE’ “has a good chance of becoming visible through a good … Continue reading

NASA’s Near-Earth Object Hunting Mission Spots A Comet And A Body That’s Either A Comet Or An Asteroid

On Thursday, NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (Neowise) mission announced the discovery of two objects — one of which is a comet while the other is a mysterious object that seems to straddle the line between a comet and an asteroid. The comet, C/2016 U1 NEOWISE, made its closest approach to Earth on Dec. 12, when it flew by … Continue reading