Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • Slooh Space Camera to Track Asteroid 2012 DA14 Skimming by Earth on Feb. 15
    SLOOH - Tuesday, February 12, 2013
    Posted on: 2/12/2013 7:10:38 PM PDT

  • Stranger in the night: space rock to make close Earth flyby
    European Space Agency - Thursday, February 7, 2013
    Posted on: 2/7/2013 7:07:32 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • Growing dust grains in protoplanetary discs - I. Radial drift with toy growth models
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 11, 2013
    Posted on: 10/11/2013 5:56:51 PM PDT

  • Physical Characterization of Warm Spitzer-observed Near-Earth Objects
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 9, 2013
    Posted on: 10/9/2013 8:26:53 PM PDT

  • UV to far-IR reflectance spectra of carbonaceous chondrites
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 8, 2012
    Posted on: 10/8/2013 2:22:09 PM PDT

  • Olivine-dominated Asteroids: Mineralogy and Origin
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 7, 2013
    Posted on: 10/7/2013 11:47:53 AM PDT

  • B612 Foundation CEO and Co-Founder Ed Lu on 60 Minutes This Sunday
    B612 Foundation - October 5, 2013
    Posted on: 10/5/2013 3:57:49 PM PDT

  • Assessment of the 2880 impact threat from asteroid (29075) 1950 DA
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 4, 2013
    Posted on: 10/4/2013 10:44:15 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Un-conference Hosted by B612 Foundation Today
    B612 Foundation - October 1, 2013
    Posted on: 10/1/2013 3:49:41 PM PDT

  • The Geminid meteoroid stream as a potential meteorite dropper: a case study
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - September 26, 2013
    Posted on: 9/26/2013 2:17:06 PM PDT

  • Finding Very Small Near-Earth Asteroids using Synthetic Tracking
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - September 15, 2013
    Posted on: 9/15/2013 2:16:17 PM PDT

  • Will Comet ISON (C/2012 S1) Survive Perihelion?
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - September 12, 2013
    Posted on: 9/12/2013 1:01:43 PM PDT

  • Outgassing Behavior of C/2012 S1 (ISON) From September 2011 to June 2013
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - September 12, 2013
    Posted on: 9/12/2013 1:00:02 PM PDT

  • NASA Asteroid Initiative Idea Synthesis Workshop
    NASA HQ - August 21, 2013
    Posted on: 8/21/2013 2:52:15 PM PDT

  • NEO News (08/09/13) Planetary Defense Conference Postings
    Ames Research Center - August 9, 2013
    Posted on: 8/9/2013 7:20:36 PM PDT