near-Earth object

  • Look Up To Catch The Planets: Skywatching In 2017

    Best Night Sky Events of January 2017 (Stargazing Maps) See what’s up in the night sky for January 2017, including stargazing events and the moon’s phases, in this Space.com gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software. Moon Phases Thursday, January 12 at 6:34 a.m. EST – Full Wolf Moon The...
  • Space ship malfunctions, breaks up over Siberia: Russia

    An unmanned Russian cargo spaceship heading to the International Space Station broke up in the atmosphere over Siberia on Thursday due to an unspecified malfunction, the Russian space agency said. The Progress MS-04 cargo craft broke up at an altitude of 190 kilometers (118 miles) over the remote Russian...
  • Four Asteroids Are Flying Uncomfortably Close To Earth Today : NASA

    Four asteroids came uncomfortably close to Earth Tuesday, according to NASA’s Asteroid and Comet Watch. Three of the asteroids won’t get within a million miles of the Earth and will be outside the orbit of the Moon and thus comparatively safe. The smallest asteroid will pass within 197,000 miles of Earth,...