Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • Clay Center Observatory Offers Realtime Video of Asteroid 2012 DA14
    Clay Center Observatory - Wednesday, February 6, 2013
    Posted on: 2/6/2013 7:33:16 PM PDT

  • NASA to Host Feb. 7 Media Telecon on Asteroid Flyby
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Monday, February 4, 2013
    Posted on: 2/4/2013 8:49:53 PM PDT

  • Study Rebuts Idea that Comet Attacks Ended Clovis Culture
    Sandia National Laboratories - Saturday, February 2, 2013
    Posted on: 2/2/2013 7:42:43 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Encounter at UCF Set for Feb. 15
    University of Central Florida - Thursday, January 31, 2013
    Posted on: 1/31/2013 4:21:06 PM PDT

  • Celestial Sleuths Track Historic Meteor Procession to South Atlantic
    Texas State University-San Marcos - Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    Posted on: 1/24/2013 12:18:11 AM PDT

  • It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's... HebrewU?
    Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Thursday, January 17, 2013
    Posted on: 1/18/2013 12:31:07 AM PDT

  • Scientists Peer Into a Brown Dwarf, Find Stormy Atmosphere
    University of Arizona - Friday, January 11, 2013
    Posted on: 1/11/2013 3:30:55 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Belt Found Around Vega
    University of Arizona - Friday, January 11, 2013
    Posted on: 1/11/2013 3:30:36 PM PDT

  • Herschel Intercepts Asteroid Apophis
    European Space Agency - Wednesday, January 9, 2013
    Posted on: 1/9/2013 7:44:00 PM PDT

  • SLOOH Space Camera to Track Asteroid Apophis As It Passes By Earth
    SLOOH - Tuesday, January 8, 2013
    Posted on: 1/8/2013 5:19:25 PM PDT

  • "All Clear" Given on Potential 2040 Impact of Asteroid 2011 AG5
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Saturday, December 22, 2012
    Posted on: 12/22/2012 7:31:46 PM PDT

  • All-Clear' Asteroid Will Miss Earth in 2040
    Gemini Observatory - Saturday, December 22, 2012
    Posted on: 12/22/2012 7:29:54 PM PDT

  • Observations Result in 'All Clear' for Potential Asteroid Impact
    University of Hawaii - Saturday, December 22, 2012
    Posted on: 12/22/2012 7:28:00 PM PDT

  • New Meteorite Suggests that Asteroid Surfaces More Complex Than Previously Thought
    American Museum of Natural History - Thursday, December 20, 2012
    Posted on: 12/20/2012 8:02:59 PM PDT

  • Western University astronomers part of massive NASA meteorite discovery at Sutter's Mill
    Western University - Thursday, December 20, 2012
    Posted on: 12/20/2012 8:01:48 PM PDT

  • PSI Scientist Uses Weather Radars to Revolutionize the Recovery of Meteorites
    Planetary Science Institute - Thursday, December 20, 2012
    Posted on: 12/20/2012 8:00:34 PM PDT

  • NASA Researchers Strike Scientific Gold with Meteorite
    Ames Research Center - Thursday, December 20, 2012
    Posted on: 12/20/2012 7:59:12 PM PDT

  • SLOOH Camera to Track Asteroid Toutatis During Close Approach
    SLOOH - Monday, December 10, 2012
    Posted on: 12/11/2012 4:13:42 AM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • NASA Completes First Internal Review of Concepts for Asteroid Redirect Mission
    - July 31, 2013
    Posted on: 7/31/2013 3:31:32 PM PDT

  • NASA Sees Enthusiastic Response to Asteroid Call for Ideas
    NASA HQ - July 26, 2013
    Posted on: 7/26/2013 6:14:38 PM PDT

  • OSIRIS-REx Team Member Selected by White House as a Citizen Science Champion of Change
    Goddard Space Flight Center - June 27, 2013
    Posted on: 6/27/2013 7:25:46 PM PDT

  • NASA Asteroid Inititiave Request for Information
    NASA HQ - June 18, 2013
    Posted on: 6/18/2013 3:55:35 PM PDT

  • Student Opportunity: Sudbury Field Camp
    Planetary Exploration Newsletter - June 17, 2013
    Posted on: 6/17/2013 3:05:16 PM PDT

  • Comet ISON Observer's Workshop
    Planetary Exploration Newsletter - June 17, 2013
    Posted on: 6/17/2013 3:01:39 PM PDT

  • NASA Asteroid Initiative Call for Ideas
    NASA HQ - May 26, 2013
    Posted on: 5/27/2013 12:50:23 AM PDT