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Eddie Irizarry

Evening sightings of new comet are promising

The new comet, Nishimura, was visible before sunrise. It's now in the evening sky and has been sighted with binoculars. What's next for Comet Nishimura?

Starlink satellite disintegrates over the Caribbean

Watch as a Starlink satellite disintegrates on video over the Caribbean on September 6, 2023. See 3 angles of the satellite burning up here.

200-foot asteroid 2023 DZ2 to pass closer than moon

Newly discovered asteroid 2023 DZ2 will safely pass Earth at less than half the distance to the moon on March 24-25, 2023. Telescope owners, get ready!

New comet – C/2023 A3 – could be bright in 2024

A newly discovered comet, C/2023 A3 (Tsuchinshan-ATLAS), could be quite bright in October 2024. Learn more about the comet here.

Asteroid will pass Earth safely on February 15-16

A 1/2 mile wide (1 km wide) asteroid will pass Earth safely on February 15 and 16, 2023. Observers with telescopes can spot it. See star charts here.

Green comet passes Aldebaran on February 14 and 15

The green comet - Comet 2022 E3 (ZTF) - will pass near the bright star Aldebaran on February 14 and 15. Find maps and guidance on how to see the pair.

Comet C/2017 K2 is closest to the sun Dec 19

Comet C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS) reaches its closest point to the sun - perihelion - on December 19, 2022. It's now a target for southern skies.

Watch asteroid 7335 (1989 JA) sweep past today and tomorrow

Large asteroid 7335 (1989 JA) will safely pass our planet on May 27, 2022, coming closer than it will again for the next 200 years.

Watch live as an asteroid safely passes Earth on February 22

Asteroid 1999 VF22 will swing past Earth at a safe distance on February 22, 2022. You can watch the event live via Virtual Telescope.

40 Starlink satellites doomed by geomagnetic storm

SpaceX is reporting 40 Starlink satellites doomed to reentry, after a storm on the sun caused a geomagnetic storm that disturbed Earth's magnetic field.