NASA detected space rocks that will be visible from Earth this early 2017. The other object is a comet and the other one is a rare cross between an asteroid and a comet.
As per NASA, the comet called C/2016 U1 NEOWISE zoomed past the earth on December 31, and if weather permits, it will be visible through binoculars until January 14.
NASA’s first asteroid return mission OSIRIS-REx will be multitasking during its journey to asteroid Bennu and search for rare and elusive Trojan asteroids.
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid-sampling mission, which launched on Sept. 8, could help protect the Earth from a catastrophic impact, astronomers said.
Asteroids could hit our planet one day, and the threat is serious.