Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • Asteroid Day to Announce Increased Global Support and Preview 2017 Events at February 14 Press Conference
    Asteroid Day - Wednesday, February 8, 2017
    Posted on: 2/9/2017 1:19:19 AM PDT

  • Rare meteorites challenge our understanding of the solar system
    Lund University - Monday, January 23, 2017
    Posted on: 1/23/2017 9:51:35 PM PDT

  • SwRI to lead NASA's Lucy mission to Jupiter's Trojans
    Southwest Research Institute - Wednesday, January 4, 2017
    Posted on: 1/4/2017 11:47:53 PM PDT

  • ASU Spectrometer to Fly on New Nasa Mission to Distant 'Trojan' Asteroids
    Arizona State University - Wednesday, January 4, 2017
    Posted on: 1/4/2017 11:46:44 PM PDT

  • ASU to Lead NASA Space Exploration Mission for First Time
    Arizona State University - Wednesday, January 4, 2017
    Posted on: 1/4/2017 11:45:46 PM PDT

  • NASA Selects Two Missions to Explore the Early Solar System
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, January 4, 2017
    Posted on: 1/4/2017 6:26:45 PM PDT

  • Ice Is Everywhere on the Dwarf Planet Ceres
    University of Hawaii - Thursday, December 15, 2016
    Posted on: 12/15/2016 11:36:35 PM PDT

  • Subsurface Water Shaped Dwarf Planet Ceres
    Planetary Science Institute - Thursday, December 15, 2016
    Posted on: 12/15/2016 6:36:58 PM PDT

  • Searching for Trojan Asteroids, Earth's Unseen Companions
    University of Arizona - Thursday, December 15, 2016
    Posted on: 12/15/2016 6:04:41 PM PDT

  • United Nations General Assembly proclaims 30 June as International Asteroid Day
    United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs - Wednesday, December 7, 2016
    Posted on: 12/7/2016 7:53:35 PM PDT

  • Worldwide Help Sought For Comet Study Effort
    Planetary Science Institute - Tuesday, November 22, 2016
    Posted on: 11/23/2016 1:29:12 AM PDT

  • 100 Scientists Sign Open Letter to Support Asteroid Impact Mission
    I Support AIM - Monday, November 14, 2016
    Posted on: 11/14/2016 1:55:28 PM PDT

  • NASA and FEMA Conduct Asteroid Impact Emergency Planning Exercise
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Friday, November 4, 2016
    Posted on: 11/4/2016 5:56:17 PM PDT

  • Unexpected Discoveries on a Metal World
    University of Arizona - Friday, October 21, 2016
    Posted on: 10/21/2016 6:03:15 PM PDT

  • Avalanches, Not Internal Pressure, Cause Comet Nuclei Outbursts
    Planetary Science Institute - Monday, October 17, 2016
    Posted on: 10/17/2016 9:29:11 PM PDT

  • Rosetta space mission ends: Queen’s comet expert reflects on successes
    Queens University Belfast - Thursday, September 29, 2016
    Posted on: 9/29/2016 4:12:13 PM PDT

  • Mark Thiemens Awarded Prestigious Meteoritical Society Medal
    University of California San Diego - Saturday, August 13, 2016
    Posted on: 8/13/2016 3:24:46 PM PDT

  • New methodology provides better size estimates of meteorite impact craters
    Western University - Friday, August 5, 2016
    Posted on: 8/5/2016 8:06:46 PM PDT

  • SwRI-led study shows puzzling paucity of large craters on dwarf planet Ceres
    Southwest Research Institute - Tuesday, July 26, 2016
    Posted on: 7/26/2016 5:05:00 PM PDT

  • Slooh: Celebrate World Asteroid Day with Live Show, Expert Guests
    SLOOH - Wednesday, June 29, 2016
    Posted on: 6/29/2016 10:10:48 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Statistical Analysis of Astrometric Errors for the Most Productive Asteroid Surveys
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 13, 2017
    Posted on: 3/13/2017 2:14:03 PM PDT

  • OSIRIS-REx: Sample Return from Asteroid (101955) Bennu
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 24, 2017
    Posted on: 2/24/2017 4:10:35 PM PDT

  • The Chemical Composition of an Extrasolar Kuiper-Belt-Object
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 14, 2017
    Posted on: 2/14/2017 3:40:56 PM PDT

  • Resolved Spectrophotometric Properties of the Ceres Surface from Dawn Framing Camera Images
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 1, 2017
    Posted on: 2/1/2017 5:10:19 PM PDT

  • Diffusion of Oxygen Isotopes in Thermally Evolving Planetesimals and Size Ranges of Presolar Silicate Grains
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 25, 2017
    Posted on: 1/25/2017 2:46:50 PM PDT

  • National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Strategy
    White House - January 3, 2017
    Posted on: 1/3/2017 5:09:29 PM PDT

  • Chaos in some young asteroid families
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 16, 2016
    Posted on: 12/16/2016 4:59:46 PM PDT

  • Asteroid-Comet Continuum Objects in the Solar System
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 1, 2016
    Posted on: 12/1/2016 4:29:38 PM PDT

  • Near-infrared thermal emission from near-Earth asteroids: Aspect-dependent variability
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 15, 2016
    Posted on: 11/15/2016 3:29:47 PM PDT

  • Shape model of asteroid (130) Elektra
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 15, 2016
    Posted on: 11/15/2016 3:28:59 PM PDT

  • PANIC - A surface science package for the in situ characterization of a near-Earth asteroid
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 2, 2016
    Posted on: 11/2/2016 6:14:11 PM PDT

  • V-type Near-Earth asteroids: dynamics, close encounters and impacts with terrestrial planets
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 18, 2016
    Posted on: 10/18/2016 1:31:14 PM PDT

  • Two suitable targets for the ARM and MarcoPolo-M5 space missions
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 4, 2016
    Posted on: 10/5/2016 12:30:56 AM PDT

  • Detection of Water and/or Hydroxyl on Asteroid (16) Psyche
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 4, 2016
    Posted on: 10/5/2016 12:29:55 AM PDT

  • White House and NASA Defend Asteroid Redirect Mission, Senate Skeptical in New Bill
    American Institute of Physics - September 16, 2016
    Posted on: 9/16/2016 8:05:15 PM PDT

  • NASA Solicitation Asteroid Redirect Mission Umbrella for Partnerships (ARM-UP) Released
    NASA HQ - September 7, 2016
    Posted on: 9/7/2016 7:58:32 PM PDT

  • Thermal Tomography of Asteroid Surface Structure
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 25, 2016
    Posted on: 8/25/2016 4:02:46 PM PDT

  • On the influence of impact effect modelling for global asteroid impact risk distribution
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 25, 2016
    Posted on: 8/25/2016 3:48:40 PM PDT

  • NEOSurvey 1: Initial results from the Warm Spitzer Exploration Science Survey of Near Earth Object Properties
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 15, 2016
    Posted on: 8/15/2016 1:52:05 PM PDT

  • Discovery of A New Retrograde Trans-Neptunian Object
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 8, 2016
    Posted on: 8/8/2016 9:55:10 PM PDT