Astrowatch.net team is proud to announce the launch of a new website dedicated to asteroids, comets, meteroids and other objects endangering our planet.On the site you will find essential information about the upcoming fly-bys of near-Earth objects, latest fireballs spotted worldwide, asteroid news and much more.Visit the site at: https://www.asteroidthreats.comFacebook fan site: https://www.facebook.com/AsteroidThreats... ASTRO WATCH · 3 months
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