The comet, named C/2021 A1 Leonard, will pass Earth for the first time in around 70,000 years in what's promised to be a "breathtaking" sight.
The comet, C/2021 A1 Leonard, was noticed at the start of the year and scientists hope it just might be visible with the naked eye.
Between October and December Earth passes through debris left by the comet Encke, with pebbles creating fireballs as they hit the atmosphere at around 65,000 miles per hour.
The enormous gas giant was pummelled by an asteroid or comet, and astronomers captured it in a snapshot via telescope.
The tail of 2005 QN173 is long enough to reach from Earth to the moon and back again.
Mega comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein, which is in our solar system, is so big it was mistaken for a dwarf planet
The meteor broke apart 28 miles above the state and was reported by 148 eyewitnesses.
The debris that produces the Perseids originates from the comet Swift-Tuttle, which is in a 133-year-long orbit around the sun.
Organic compounds in comets, such as 46P/Wirtanen, can help scientists understand which ingredients served as precursors for life.
The space rock, estimated to measure up to 1,345 feet in diameter, is set to pass Earth on January 17.
The best time to view the Quadrantids for observers in North America will be during the predawn hours of Sunday morning.
"The Perseids are a major meteor shower and one of the best and most reliable of the year," said Rick Fienberg from the American Astronomical Society.
"Now is the best time of year to get outside and watch meteors," said Mike Hankey from the American Meteor Society.
Photographs taken from around the world and even from space show the recently discovered comet NEOWISE.
The comet is heading back toward the outer solar system in its long, elliptical orbit around the sun. It won't return to our cosmic neighborhood for another 6,800 years.
In the Northern Hemisphere, the comet should be easily visible in the evening sky for the rest of July.
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"At some point, I could see it by naked eye. I cannot tell you the emotion which exploded in my heart!" astronomer Gianluca Masi said.
However, the behavior of comets is notoriously unpredictable and it is possible that the comet could disintegrate as it passes the sun.
The comet will make its closest approach to the sun on May 27, when it will be around 40 million miles from our star.
The explosion over Siberia, which has come to be known as the "Tunguska event," has long puzzled experts.
However, the behavior of comets is notoriously unpredictable and it's possible that the object could fade, or even break apart, as it approaches the sun.
Observations conducted in the last few days have indicated that the comet may be in trouble on its journey towards our star.
ATLAS is becoming brighter as it approaches the sun because it is being blasted with increasing amounts of radiation from the sun.
The object "very likely" disintegrated before touching the ground, Mexican authorities said.
Meteor showers are celestial events during which numerous meteors appear in the night sky, originating from what seems like a single location.
The alpha Monocerotids are active every year, and this year produced a few visible meteors around November 22.
Currently, we know of about roughly 25,000 near-Earth objects larger than 460 feet in diameter.