Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • 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