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.
Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) — The Best Visible Comet 2023 Is Close To Earth Right Now
Stargazers worldwide have already started observing this bright comet. ☄️What are you waiting for? Learn when and how you can see it, too!
Should You Worry About an Asteroid Hitting Earth?
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.
Astronomy Calendar 2023: All Space Events in 2023
Best events 2023: comets, eclipses, planetary conjunctions, and more! Find out what’s in the sky in 2023 with our astronomy calendar.
Comets 2023: List of Comets Visible From Earth
Learn about 10 bright comets visible from Earth in 2023. Some of them might become binocular or even naked-eye objects!
Kuiper Belt: The Solar System’s Frontier
Learn why the Kuiper Belt was named after a man who didn’t discover it and how its objects might help us find another Solar System planet.
Space Rocks Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Small Space Objects
Space rocks can be called many different names: meteoroids, meteors, meteorites, comets, and asteroids. How to differentiate between them? Take this quiz to test your knowledge about small bodies of the Solar System and become a space rock expert.
Asteroid Belt: A Planet That Never Formed
Who first discovered the asteroid belt? Are the asteroids remnants of an ancient planet? Learn fun facts about the asteroid belt from this article.
International Asteroid Day: History, Key Facts, Activities
How can you prevent asteroid impact hazards by observing Asteroid Day? Learn from this article!
Comet C/2021 O3 (PanSTARRS) Might Be Visible In 2022
Last year, the Pan-STARRS discovered a new comet that will reach perihelion on April 21, 2022. Here's everything we know about this comet.
Comet Leonard: Meet the “Christmas Comet”!
Comet Leonard will get closest to our planet in December. Read this article to learn when, where, and how to see the brightest comet of 2021.