Halley's Comet 'Eta Aquarids' Meteor Shower Peaks Overnight, Best Viewing Wednesday Morning Before DawnHalley's Comet may be on the other side of the solar system, but debris from its trail hit Earth every May as the planet passes through its orbit, and the best viewing of the "Eta Aquarid" meteor shower will be just before dawn on Wednesday May 6th, 2015.
Giant 'Potentially Hazardous' Asteroid Hurtling Toward EarthAn asteroid over half a mile wide is set to soar past Earth on Friday, but astronomers say earthlings have nothing to worry about.
NASA Reveals Plan To Redirect Asteroid Chunk Into Moon's OrbitNASA revealed its plans Wednesday to fly robotic spacecraft to asteroids by the end of the decade.
Did You See The Meteor? Brilliant Chrome, Red, Green Fireball Blazes Through Bay Area Skies SaturdayWhat appears to be a meteor blazed over the North Bay midday Saturday creating a frenzy of excited tweets and blog posts, and triggering calls to 9-1-1 dispatchers reporting what looked like a possible aircraft going down.
HOW & WHEN: Watch A Giant Asteroid Glide Past Earth Jan. 26With an asteroid a third of a mile wide set to soar past Earth Jan. 26, scientists and amateur astronomers alike will be looking up.
Giant Asteroid Headed Toward Earth Will Be Visible With BinocularsAn asteroid a third of a mile wide is poised to soar past the Earth on Jan. 26 -- the closest any known space rock this size is expected to fly by until 2027.
Geminids Meteor Shower To Peak Late In Evening Over Bay Area SkiesA meteor shower will peak over Bay Area skies next Sunday.
Leonids Meteor Shower Returning To Bay Area SkiesThe Leonids shower could produce several displays of activity with up to 100 meteors per hour.
Recently Discovered Asteroid To Zoom Past Earth Sunday NightNASA says the space rock — known as 2014 RC — will pass closest to earth above New Zealand around 11:18 a.m. Sunday. The asteroid is estimated at roughly 60 feet wide. It was first discovered on August 31st by researchers near Tucson, according to NASA.
StarDate: Ceres, The Watery Asteroid Ceres is the solar system's largest asteroid — a big ball of rock and ice about 600 miles wide, orbiting the Sun between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. But astronomers recently discovered that Ceres is probably behaving a bit like a comet: some of its ice is vaporizing in the heat of the Sun.
Bay Area Viewers Attempt Glimpse Of Passing AsteroidAccording to Oakland-based Chabot Space and Science Center astronomer Ben Burress, the asteroid missed Earth by about 17,230 miles, closer than many of earth's satellites.
SF Fundraising Begins To Build Warning System For Asteroid ThreatsSentinel, a massive infrared space telescope to be privately financed by the B612 Foundation, would hover in space anywhere from 30 million to 100 million miles from Earth looking for large asteroids on a trajectory for home.