Comet Slamming Into the Sun and Causing Solar Flare


” 2005 YU55 Will Be The Closest Approach By An Asteroid This Large “

The 1300-foot-wide  (400 metres) asteroid, which is more than one and a half times the length of a soccer pitch, will pass within 0.85 lunar distances of the Earth on November 8, 2011.   Discovered on December 28, 2005 by Robert McMillan of the Spacewatch Program near Tucson, Arizona, 2005 YU55 is believed to be … Continue reading

2005 YU55 Asteroid Will Pass Between Earth and the Moon

It’s time to get ready for another interplanetary object encounter as NASA has confirmed that a very dark, nearly globular asteroid will pass between Earth and the moon later this year. Dubbed as 2005 YU55, the almost round asteroid is 400 meters in size. Although it has been classified as a “potentially hazardous object,” NASA … Continue reading

Comet Honda Speeds Past Earth Today, Joins Comet Elenin This Fall

( — Comet Honda is expected to pass by the Earth today above the South Pole at a distance of only 5.6 million miles. This is about 23 times the distance from Earth to the moon. Will the comet cause an effects on our planet? Probably not, but Earth may actually alter this 0.6 mile … Continue reading

Comet Honda to Pass Near Earth Next Week

It wasn’t but a week ago I was observing Comet Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova, which for simplicity we’ll call Comet Honda-M-P. It was very low in the southern sky in the early morning hours and a tough catch in the constellation Pisces Austrinus the Southern Fish. Using the “lure” of time, I made two observations – one around … Continue reading