Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • How To Kill An Asteroid? Get Out A Paint Spray Gun, Says Texas A&M Space Expert
    Texas A&M University - Thursday, February 21, 2013
    Posted on: 2/21/2013 8:17:32 PM PDT

  • Russian Fireball Largest Ever Detected by CTBTO's Infrasound Sensors
    Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization - Tuesday, February 19, 2013
    Posted on: 2/20/2013 1:27:18 AM PDT

  • Russia Asteroid Impact: ESA Update and Assessment
    European Space Agency - Tuesday, February 19, 2013
    Posted on: 2/19/2013 6:04:24 PM PDT

  • Getting the Right Spin on a Close-Passing Asteroid
    National Radio Astronomy Observatory - Friday, February 15, 2013
    Posted on: 2/17/2013 10:35:28 PM PDT

  • Image: Russian Asteroid Strike As Seen From Space
    European Space Agency - Friday, February 15, 2013
    Posted on: 2/17/2013 7:14:23 PM PDT

  • Smith: Asteroid, Meteor Stark Reminders of Need to Invest in Space Science
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - Friday, February 15, 2013
    Posted on: 2/16/2013 2:05:48 AM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • Assessing the physical nature of near-Earth asteroids through their dynamical histories
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 8, 2014
    Posted on: 5/8/2014 2:01:23 PM PDT

  • The Power of Radiometric Techniques for the Interpretation of Remote Thermal Observations in the Light of the Hayabusa Rendezvous Results
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 5, 2014
    Posted on: 5/5/2014 4:16:01 PM PDT

  • Delivery of dust grains from comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) to Mars
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 30, 2014
    Posted on: 4/30/2014 3:20:05 PM PDT

  • How to Find Metal-rich Asteroids
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 26, 2014
    Posted on: 3/26/2014 4:52:03 PM PDT

  • Detection of a faint fast-moving near-Earth asteroid using synthetic tracking technique
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 19, 2014
    Posted on: 3/19/2014 2:02:17 PM PDT

  • NASA Asteroid Redirect Mission Broad Agency Announcement
    NASA HQ - March 11, 2014
    Posted on: 3/11/2014 1:58:27 PM PDT

  • Registration Open for NASA Asteroid Initiative Opportunities Forum
    NASA HQ - February 24, 2014
    Posted on: 2/24/2014 5:10:18 PM PDT

  • NASA Seminars on Properties of Near Earth Asteroids
    Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) - February 7, 2014
    Posted on: 2/7/2014 9:14:28 PM PDT

  • NEOWISE Celebrates First Month of Operations After Reactivation
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - January 24, 2014
    Posted on: 1/24/2014 10:21:27 PM PDT

  • Asteroid families classification: exploiting very large data sets
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 2, 2014
    Posted on: 1/2/2014 3:31:24 PM PDT

  • High Precision Astrometry in Asteroid Mitigation - the NEOShield Perspective
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 24, 2013
    Posted on: 11/24/2013 7:05:40 PM PDT