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.
Meteors, commonly known as "shooting stars," are the streaks of light we see when small pieces of debris from asteroids or comets enter the Earth's atmosphere and burn up at extremely high speeds.
2019 TA7 is classified as a near-Earth object because its orbit around the sun takes it within 121 million miles of the star, and 30 million miles of Earth.
The Perseids are the result of debris being released from the comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle as it speeds past the Earth in its orbit around the sun.
The crucial compounds could have been brought to Earth by comets or asteroids.
The comet is currently flying towards the inner Solar System at speeds of more than 51,000 miles per hour.
The comet is currently travelling through space at speeds of more than 51,000 miles per hour
"We [may] have at our fingertips the starting materials of planet formation from 4.6 billion years ago."
The space instrument COSIMA has collected 35,000 particles of dust from the comet.
Events like these occur dozens of times each year. Why was this one special?
The two finalists for a future mission now have to prove their worthiness.
What if humans could take over meteor showers and make them perfect Instagram fodder?
Scientists aren't sure what it is or where it came from, but they're positive it's pretty weird.
You'll need a pair of good binoculars and a little patience.
Scientist traces the trajectories of 300,000 stars and found the ones most likely to brush past us in the future.
Tomorrow is Asteroid Day—an annual event to highlight the risks asteroids pose to Earth.
The asteroid will pass relatively close to our planet.