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Eddie Irizarry

Are asteroids hiding among the Taurids?

And, more to the point, are any asteroids that might be hidden in the Taurid meteor stream potentially hazardous to Earth?

Amazing views of waltzing nearby stars

Astronomers used the Hubble Space Telescope to follow the 2 brown dwarfs in the Luhman 16AB system, as they move both across the sky and around each other.

Two big asteroids to pass safely

Radar astronomers are peering toward asteroid 2017 CS, closest on May 29. Another asteroid – 418094 (2007 WV4) – will be closest June 1. Charts here for Saturday night, for 8-inch or larger ‘scopes!

This asteroid and comet look similar

Radar images of close-passing large asteroid 2014 JO25, which swept near last week, show it looks a lot like Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, which was explored by the Rosetta spacecraft.

Asteroid 2014 JO25 bigger than expected

It’s coming closer today than any asteroid this large since 2004. It came into view of small telescopes a few hours ago. Early radar observations indicate it’s bigger than we thought.

See 4 planets during 2017 solar eclipse

During a total solar eclipse, the daytime sky darkens, and bright stars and planets pop into view. Charts here, identifying which ones for the August 21, 2017 eclipse.

Round object crosses the moon

During Friday’s penumbral eclipse of the moon, an observer in Puerto Rico captured images of a black disk moving across the moon’s face.

Small asteroid to pass very close today

Asteroid 2016 RB1 will pass safely – at about the distance of our geosynchronous satellites – on September 7, 2016.

Hours after discovery, asteroid swept by

Asteroid 2016 QA2 was twice as big as the space rock that entered over Russia in 2013, breaking windows in 6 Russian cities. It passed safely Saturday night.

Spectacular rocket reentry over US West

Observers in the U.S. West saw a disintegrating meteor – a fireball, or extremely bright meteor – on July 27, 2016. It was the reentry of a Chinese rocket body.