Hunt the Asteroids

How do we find asteroids?

An image of a pair of binoculars on the Earth looking out to space showing small asteroids scattered through it.

What is the Solar System?

An illustration of the Solar System

Make Your Own Impact Crater

Impact craters are made when a space rock (called a meteorite or asteroid) hits a rocky planet or moon. The impact makes a round hole in the surface, called a crater.

Photo of the Barringer Meteor Crater in Arizona

What are the Risks from Asteroids?

An illustration of an asteroid heading towards the Earth

What are Asteroids and Comets?

The image shows an asteroid in space on the left, and a comet viewed from Earth on the right.

Solar System Quiz

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A solar system consists of a star and the objects that orbit it. A galaxy contains millions of stars and solar systems. But how much do you know about our own Solar System? Take our quiz to find out!

Report Asteroid Observation Results

Complete the form to report your results. You will need the following information:

  • The Group Code ID of your object.
  • The X and Y coordinates of your object in each image from the set of observations.
  • You can also use the form to share any comments you have about the object.

We'd like to be able to let you know if we find something interesting or unusual in the images. If you are happy for us to do so, please make sure to log into your account before you submit your results.