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December 13, 2018 10:19 AM Geminids 2018: Three-mile wide asteroid 3200 Phaethon heads to Earth TONIGHT

THE Geminid meteor shower peaks in the night sky tonight, as Earth edges closer to the source of the shower, the 3200 Phaethon. The source of the Geminid meteor shower is the 3200 Phaethon, which is unusual because comets usually create meteor showers with icy debris. The Phaethon was first discovered in October 1983 and named after the Greek myth about 50

September 19, 2018 3:45 PM NASA asteroid WARNING: Giant asteroid RB4 to skim Earth in ONE HOUR

AN ASTEROID twice the size of a London double-decker bus is en route to zip past the Earth this afternoon, NASA has revealed. The giant space rock, dubbed Asteroid RB4, will reach a nominal distance from the planet just before 6pm UK time today. NASA’s Pasadena-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory predicts the asteroid will fly by at 5.50pm BTS (4.50pm UT). If NASA’s 47

December 29, 2017 6:30 AM What you need to know about NYE in Sydney

* Eight tonnes of fireworks including 13,000 shells and 30,000 shooting comets will light up Sydney harbour. * More than 5000 hours go into preparing for the firework displays and it takes 15 months to plan and bring the celebrations to life. * There will be 28,000 fireworks shot from 175 firing points on Sydney harbour with more than 100,000 individual 21

November 5, 2017 8:53 AM Comet 96P 'Machholz' spotted again, this time from two different locations in space

"These are the most comprehensive parallel observations of Comet 96P yet," Nasa said. After appearing a number of times in the past, Comet 96P – which is also known as Machholz – has again been spotted by Nasa. However, this was a rare sighting since the space agency got a close look at the celestial object from two different missions in space. The comet 76

October 20, 2017 10:28 PM NASA reveals stunning new 'Messier gallery' of the best Hubble images

These observations can then be combined to create a single image – but, the space agency notes, this doesn’t necessarily contain the full spectrum of visible light. It can also captured infrared and ultraviolet images, to uncover additional information. Fortunately, for enthusiasts on the ground, you don’t need a space telescope to spot the Messier objects 84

September 1, 2017 8:27 PM More than 20 'death stars' are heading towards our solar system, and could cause devastating comet strikes that WIPE OUT life on Earth

Within the next million years or so, between 19 and 24 'death stars' will come within 3.26 light years of the sun. This is close enough to deflect comets away from there original paths and towards Earth - increasing the chance that one will wipe out life on our planet. This is according to a new paper that has looked at how often stars stray into the Oort cloud 59

April 26, 2017 11:21 AM Cassini spacecraft dives between Saturn and its rings in landmark mission

Radio contact goes dark as Cassini plunges between the rings in an unprecedented mission to collect images and other data. It made the first of 22 "deep dives" between the rings at around 10am UK time (9am GMT). It used its four-metre dish antenna as a shield as a precaution, in case it was battered by any large particles in the rings. A nail-biting 91

January 3, 2017 4:34 PM Nasa warns two asteroids OR comets are HURTLING towards 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. 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 first discovered by Nasa’s NEOWISE mission – the asteroid 28

December 31, 2016 1:26 PM NYE celebrations start with a bang

Sydney has done what it does best on New Year's Eve with another dazzling pyrotechnics display to ring in 2017 after a year that many were happy to leave behind. More than a million people squeezed along Sydney's foreshore on Saturday for a double bill of fireworks that climaxed with a midnight extravaganza that set the harbour ablaze with light and colour 30

December 31, 2016 9:58 AM Dubai fireworks 2017 live stream: Watch the New Year's Eve show at Burj Khalifa online on Twitter

Join the conversation on Twitter with #MyDubaiNewYear as celebrations begin to ring in the New Year. The much-anticipated New Year's Eve gala that includes a series of fireworks extravaganzas will be live streamed from Dubai to a global audience on Twitter this year. On Saturday night, the world's tallest skyscraper, Burj Khalifa, will be lit up with an impressive 34