Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • Statement by Ed Lu - CEO, B612 Foundation
    B612 Foundation - Tuesday, June 18, 2013
    Posted on: 6/18/2013 11:44:26 PM PDT

  • The Next Steps in Space Exploration: NASA Asteroid Initiative
    United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs - Tuesday, June 18, 2013
    Posted on: 6/18/2013 4:11:58 PM PDT

  • NASA Invites Media to Asteroid Initiative Industry and Partner Day
    NASA HQ - Friday, June 14, 2013
    Posted on: 6/14/2013 9:17:02 PM PDT

  • Asteroid 1998 QE2 Flies Close to Earth on Friday
    Chabot Space & Science Center - Thursday, May 30, 2013
    Posted on: 5/30/2013 1:18:22 PM PDT

  • NASA Hosts News and Social Media Events Around This Week's Asteroid Pass
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, May 29, 2013
    Posted on: 5/29/2013 5:51:21 PM PDT

  • Watching for hazards: ESA opens asteroid centre
    European Space Agency - Thursday, May 23, 2013
    Posted on: 5/24/2013 12:59:32 AM PDT

  • Field Tests in Mojave Desert Pave Way for Human Exploration of Small Bodies
    SETI Institute - Monday, May 20, 2013
    Posted on: 5/20/2013 5:43:52 PM PDT

  • Planetary Society Conditionally Supports NASA's Asteroid Mission
    Planetary Society - Wednesday, May 15, 2013
    Posted on: 5/16/2013 12:26:24 AM PDT

  • After Chelyabinsk: European experts assess asteroid options
    European Space Agency - Wednesday, May 8, 2013
    Posted on: 5/8/2013 5:55:53 PM PDT

  • Nine-Year-Old Names Asteroid Target of NASA Mission in Competition Run By The Planetary Society
    Planetary Society - Wednesday, May 1, 2013
    Posted on: 5/1/2013 4:58:24 PM PDT

  • The Planetary Society Takes Central Role in Asteroid Detection, Tracking, and Characterization
    Planetary Society - Thursday, April 18, 2013
    Posted on: 4/18/2013 11:47:16 PM PDT

  • National Space Society Applauds NASA Asteroid Capture Plan
    National Space Society - Thursday, April 11, 2013
    Posted on: 4/11/2013 2:50:10 PM PDT

  • Opening Statement of Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson: Threats from Space
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Democrats - Tuesday, March 19, 2013
    Posted on: 3/20/2013 3:28:14 AM PDT

  • House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology hearing: Threats from Space
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Democrats - Tuesday, March 19, 2013
    Posted on: 3/20/2013 3:27:32 AM PDT

  • Avoiding Asteroid Threats Requires Innovation, Commitment and Diligence
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - Tuesday, March 19, 2013
    Posted on: 3/19/2013 7:53:28 PM PDT

  • Faint but visible, Comet PanSTARRS finally emerges into twilight view for North America, Europe
    Sky and Telescope - Wednesday, March 13, 2013
    Posted on: 3/13/2013 6:16:53 PM PDT

  • Iowa Meteorite Crater Confirmed
    U.S. Geological Survey - Wednesday, March 6, 2013
    Posted on: 3/6/2013 6:36:04 PM PDT

  • Incoming! Then Outgoing! Waves Generated by Russian Meteor Recorded Crossing the U.S.
    National Science Foundation - Monday, March 4, 2013
    Posted on: 3/5/2013 12:14:53 AM PDT

  • Agreement for enhanced international coordination to deal with potential asteroid threats reached at United Nations
    United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs - Monday, February 25, 2013
    Posted on: 2/25/2013 3:08:00 PM PDT

  • Scientists Propose System to Vaporize Threatening Asteroids
    University of California Santa Barbara - Thursday, February 21, 2013
    Posted on: 2/21/2013 9:34:39 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Exploring Exogenic Sources for the Olivine on Asteroid (4) Vesta
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 12, 2015
    Posted on: 2/12/2015 4:00:23 PM PDT

  • Possible ring material around centaur (2060) Chiron
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 30, 2015
    Posted on: 1/30/2015 3:27:43 PM PDT

  • Asteroid That Flew Past Earth Today Has Moon
    NASA HQ - January 26, 2015
    Posted on: 1/26/2015 10:34:44 PM PDT

  • How to form planetesimals from mm-sized chondrules and chondrule aggregates
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 23, 2015
    Posted on: 1/23/2015 3:33:17 PM PDT

  • Short-term variability over the surface of (1) Ceres. A changing amount of water ice?
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 14, 2015
    Posted on: 1/14/2015 3:07:00 PM PDT

  • NASA ARC: Asteroid Characterization / Small Spacecraft Remote Sensing Instrument Development
    Ames Research Center - January 13, 2015
    Posted on: 1/13/2015 4:42:04 PM PDT

  • On the 'Scattered' Inclinations in the Kuiper Belt
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 13, 2015
    Posted on: 1/13/2015 4:32:34 PM PDT

  • A serendipitous all sky survey for bright objects in the outer solar system
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 8, 2015
    Posted on: 1/8/2015 4:29:51 PM PDT

  • Survey Simulations of an New Near-Earth Asteroid Detection System
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 8, 2015
    Posted on: 1/8/2015 4:13:07 PM PDT

  • Call for Abstracts: Nanosatellites Deployed from Carrier Spacecraft: A Paradigm Shift in Planetary Sciences?
    European Geosciences Union - November 26, 2014
    Posted on: 11/26/2014 7:51:53 PM PDT

  • A History of NASA Near-Earth Object Program
    NASA HQ - November 25, 2014
    Posted on: 11/25/2014 7:12:21 PM PDT

  • Recent multi-kiloton impact events: are they truly random?
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 22, 2014
    Posted on: 10/22/2014 10:33:35 PM PDT

  • Bootstrapping a Solar System Civilization
    Office of Science and Technology Policy - October 14, 2014
    Posted on: 10/14/2014 5:25:02 PM PDT

  • NASA Solicitation: A History of NASA's Near Earth Object Program
    NASA HQ - October 7, 2014
    Posted on: 10/7/2014 12:53:49 PM PDT

  • Composition, Mineralogy, and Porosity of Multiple Asteroid Systems from Visible and Near-infrared Spectral Data
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - September 2, 2014
    Posted on: 9/2/2014 1:26:35 PM PDT

  • Low-speed Impact Simulations into Regolith in Support of Asteroid Sampling Mechanism Design Comparison with 1-g Experiments
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 12, 2014
    Posted on: 8/12/2014 3:49:10 PM PDT

  • Numerical predictions of surface effects during the 2029 close approach of asteroid 99942 Apophis
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 4, 2014
    Posted on: 8/4/2014 12:55:39 PM PDT

  • ROSES-14 Amendment 26: Final text and new name for C.20: Dawn at Ceres GIP
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - July 9, 2014
    Posted on: 7/9/2014 4:27:35 PM PDT

  • Bright Fireballs Associated with the Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2007LQ19
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 26, 2014
    Posted on: 6/26/2014 1:58:21 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Grand Challenge Virtual Workshop
    Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) - June 18, 2014
    Posted on: 6/18/2014 4:05:46 PM PDT