The threat of a catastrophic impact from an asteroid or comet is a staple of popular culture. If there was a dinosaur killer in Earth’s past, is there a human killer in our future? What are the chances and how do we assess the risks? For that matter, what are asteroids, comets and meteorites, and where do they come from?

Learn the answer to these questions and explore the science of the solar system in Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History's “Comets, Asteroids, Meteors: Great Balls of Fire!” exhibit, on now through September 10, 2017.

This exhibit was created by the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning, with funding from the National Science Foundation and NASA.

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