Asteroid Watch. Recent News February 5, 2015NASA's Dawn spacecraft, on approach to dwarf planet Ceres, has acquired its latest and closest-yet snapshot of this mysterious world. › Read more January 27, 2015NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned the sharpest images ever seen of the dwarf planet Ceres. › Read more January 22, 2015There has been a significant increase in the amount of water "pouring" out of the Rosetta mission's comet. › Read more › More news Next Five Close Approaches Average distance between Earth and the moon is about 239,000 miles (385,000 kilometers).
The Asteroid Watch Widget tracks asteroids and comets that will make relatively close approaches to Earth. Apophis: The Asteroid That Could Smash Into The Earth. SOHO and STEREO Sungrazing Comets. In summary: The Holidays got hold of me and I didn't get chance return as promised to deliver more movies and info.
But I think it's perhaps time that I now take my leave of the stage and metaphorically pass on the the icy torch that is the story of the truly spectacular Comet Lovejoy. So I'll conclude here with a recap, and some final thoughts. NEO Earth Close Approaches.