Pan-STARRS

October 24, 2015

HOW DID THE HALLOWEEN ASTEROID SNEAK UP ON US?

On October 31, an approximately 1,300-foot asteroid will hurtle by at about 1.3 times the distance of the Moon.
June 27, 2013

Ten Thousandth Near-Earth Object Unearthed in Space

More than 10,000 asteroids and comets that can pass near Earth have now been discovered. The 10,000th near-Earth object, asteroid 2013 MZ5, was first detected on […]
March 6, 2013

Comet streaking close to Earth now visible in Northern Hemisphere

CAPE CANAVERAL — A recently discovered comet is closer than it’s ever been to Earth, and stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere finally get to see it. […]
December 31, 2012

2013 could be the best year for comet spotting in generations

A comet set to pass by the Earth could be the brightest in memory, and it’s not the only one coming for a visit next year. […]