Small Bodies

According to the International Astronomical Union, small Solar System bodies include comets, asteroids, and trans-Neptunian objects (except for dwarf planets). Most asteroids and trans-Neptunian objects are located in the asteroid belt and the Kuiper Belt. The comets mainly come from the Oort Cloud. From time to time, small Solar System bodies can get quite close to the Earth and even become potentially hazardous objects. Here, you'll learn many interesting facts about different types of small bodies and discover which of them are really to be feared.

Asteroid 2015 TB145 passing near Earth

Will an Asteroid Hit Earth in 2023?

~10 min

Is it likely for an asteroid to hit Earth anytime soon? In this article, we’ll answer the most burning questions about potentially hazardous asteroids.

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Comets 2023

When Is the Next Comet: Comets 2023-2034 Schedule

~6 min

Learn about the brightest comets observable from the Earth in 2023. Some of them might become visible through binoculars or even with the naked eye!

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Comet Encke path 2023

Comet Encke: When and How to See It in 2023

~4 min

Explore Comet Encke: get observing tips for October 2023, uncover the comet’s discovery history, and learn fascinating facts in our comprehensive guide.

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Comet Nishimura path in September 2023

Comet Nishimura: The Brightest Comet 2023 Can Be Visible to the Naked Eye Now

~7 min

Comet Nishimura made its closest approach to the Earth on September 12. It didn't get bright enough to be seen in the Sun’s glare. However, these are the final days to try your luck at observing the comet. Check out our article to learn how.

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12P/Pons–Brooks: See the Comet Around 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

~5 min

Check out the 12P/Pons-Brooks comet, a massive space volcano heading our way. ☄️ Don't worry, it's not dangerous, but it's definitely worth your attention

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Comet Tsuchinshan-ATLAS March 2023

C/2023 A3 (Tsuchinshan-ATLAS): Will It Be The Next Great Comet?

~7 min

Comet C/2023 A3 can reach naked-eye visibility by October 2024! ☄️ Learn when it’s the best time to observe it and if it is visible right now.

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Great comets

Great Comets: What Are They and When Is the Next One?

~3 min

A great comet is an extraordinary event. Once you've seen it, you'll never forget it. Is there a great comet coming up? Learn from this article!

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Oort cloud

Explore the Oort Cloud, Home of Long-Period Comets

~6 min

The Oort cloud is a vast and enigmatic region of space located at the outermost edges of our Solar System. It’s home to long-period comets and trillions of icy objects. Unlock the mysteries of the Oort cloud with this article!

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Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) Path in February

Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) — The Best Visible Comet 2023 Is Close To Earth Right Now

~6 min

Stargazers worldwide have already started observing this bright comet. ☄️What are you waiting for? Learn when and how you can see it, too!

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Astronomy calendar 2023

Astronomy Calendar 2023: All Celestial Events in 2023

~22 min

Best events 2023: comets, eclipses, planetary conjunctions, and more! Find out what’s in the sky in 2023 with our astronomy calendar.

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