Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • Russian Meteor Impact Shows Need for Asteroid Sentries
    Deep Space Industries - Friday, February 15, 2013
    Posted on: 2/16/2013 2:04:48 AM PDT

  • Russian Meteorite Update
    Planet Resource Recovery, Inc. - Friday, February 15, 2013
    Posted on: 2/16/2013 2:03:57 AM PDT

  • NASA Experts Discuss Russia Meteor in Media Teleconference Today
    NASA HQ - Friday, February 15, 2013
    Posted on: 2/15/2013 8:47:37 PM PDT

  • NASA to Chronicle Close Earth Flyby of Asteroid
    NASA HQ - Thursday, February 14, 2013
    Posted on: 2/15/2013 5:51:14 AM PDT

  • New evidence comet or asteroid impact was last straw for dinosaurs
    University of California Berkeley - Thursday, February 14, 2013
    Posted on: 2/14/2013 5:58:45 PM PDT

  • A Possible Naked-eye Comet in March
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration - Wednesday, February 13, 2013
    Posted on: 2/13/2013 4:16:00 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • Free Smarthone App for Tracking Fireballs
    Planetary Exploration Newsletter - November 10, 2013
    Posted on: 11/10/2013 7:12:37 PM PDT

  • New Dates to Resume NASA Asteroid Workshop
    NASA HQ - October 25, 2013
    Posted on: 10/25/2013 7:33:52 PM PDT

  • The Population of Tiny Near-Earth Objects Observed by NEOWISE
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 14, 2013
    Posted on: 10/14/2013 1:28:20 PM PDT

  • Meteor Showers on Earth from Sungrazing Comets
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 14, 2013
    Posted on: 10/14/2013 1:27:08 PM PDT

  • Characteristics and Large Bulk Density of the C-type Main-Belt Triple Asteroid (93) Minerva
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 14, 2013
    Posted on: 10/14/2013 1:25:58 PM PDT