Meteors, comets & asteroids

Whether you are wishing on a ‘shooting star’ or wondering about the likelihood of an asteroid ending life on earth, read on for more about the origins of comets, meteors and asteroids. Plus, discover how you can learn to observe asteroids for yourself.

 

 

 

19th-century astronomers went beyond cataloguing the skies to understanding their composition and predicting what could not be seen.

The challenges of measuring everything from a fast-moving, wobbly platform through a haze.

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