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The Museum will be open on Wednesday, January 28, during regular hours, from 10 am to 5:45 pm. Due to the weather, some programs have been cancelled. Please check here for a full list, and check back for regular updates.

Regular updates will also be posted to our Facebook page and Twitter account (@AMNH).

Hayden Planetarium Blog

Hayabusa Spacecraft

In Hot Pursuit of Asteroids

Scientists estimate that every few hundred thousand years an asteroid capable of causing global catastrophe careens dangerously close to Earth. Yet asteroids are, in fact, incredibly useful objects by which to study the very beginnings of the Solar System.

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American Museum of Natural History

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