|Near Earth Objects Program
NASA JPL, Pasadena
|Asteroids, comets and
meteors, news, potential hazards, and interactive
|The Discovery of the Perseid Meteors
Mark LIttmann, and Sky & Telescope
|Some history of the familiar meteor showers we see each August when Earth passes through the orbit of Comet
|Kuiper Belt Home Page
University of Hawaii
|A guide to the inner cloud of cometary objects, just beyond the orbit of Neptune. Thought to be the source
of short period comets
|The Chiron Perihelion Campaign
University of Maryland
|Read the article from Sky and Telescope about why
Pluto's moon Chiron is more than a big asteroid
|The NEO Pages
The Planetary Society
|Up to date, and geared for
the public, with lots more information and links. A
good site for more research on minor bodies.
|Comet Phaeton's Ride
|Killer comets? This person has built a
Web site around the effect of supposed impact events throughout (human) history.
Take a look and see what YOU think.
|Solar System Live
John Walker at Fourmilab, CH
|An interactive orrery. See the actual positions of the planets now, or
set it to show objects at a particular date and time.
|History of Astronomy
University of Bonn, Germany
|Explore discoveries, myths,
and the history of astronomical research. Links to
periodicals and organizations.
James E. Morrison
|How did early astronomers locate objects in the sky
? A fascinating historical study of an
ancient star-finding device. Electronic astrolabe
program to download.