Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • Rare Meteorites Created in Violent Celestial Collision
    University of Rochester - Tuesday, November 27, 2012
    Posted on: 11/28/2012 3:37:47 AM PDT

  • ESA's Giotto Probe and Halley's Comet
    European Space Agency - Monday, November 26, 2012
    Posted on: 11/27/2012 2:38:44 AM PDT

  • Dwarf Planet Makemake Lacks Atmosphere
    European Southern Observatory - Sunday, November 25, 2012
    Posted on: 11/25/2012 8:50:22 PM PDT

  • The Planetary Society Issues Call for Proposals for the 2013 Shoemaker NEO Grants
    Planetary Society - Tuesday, November 20, 2012
    Posted on: 11/20/2012 6:51:22 PM PDT

  • Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Before Dawn Saturday November 17
    Stardate Magazine - Friday, November 16, 2012
    Posted on: 11/16/2012 7:54:50 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • First Scientific Session on the Chelyabinsk Bolide
    Planetary Exploration Newsletter - April 7, 2013
    Posted on: 4/7/2013 3:18:57 PM PDT

  • Hearing: Threats from Space: A Review of Non-U.S. Government Efforts to Track and Mitigate Asteroids and Meteors, Part II
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - April 5, 2013
    Posted on: 4/5/2013 7:15:25 PM PDT

  • Image: Earth and Comet PanSTARRS Together
    NASA HQ - April 3, 2013
    Posted on: 4/3/2013 4:41:31 PM PDT

  • Testimony by James Green: Assessing the Risks, Impacts, and Solutions for Space Threats
    Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation - March 20, 2013
    Posted on: 3/20/2013 6:04:04 PM PDT

  • Testimony by Ed Lu: Assessing the Risks, Impacts, and Solutions for Space Threats
    Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation - March 20, 2013
    Posted on: 3/20/2013 6:03:37 PM PDT

  • Prepared Statement By OSTP Director Holdren at a House Hearing on Asteroid Detection and Threats
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - March 19, 2013
    Posted on: 3/19/2013 3:28:33 PM PDT

  • Prepared Statement By Air Force Space Command Commander Shelton at a House Hearing on Asteroid Detection and Threats
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - March 19, 2013
    Posted on: 3/19/2013 3:28:05 PM PDT

  • Prepared Statement By NASA Administrator Bolden at a House Hearing on Asteroid Detection and Threats
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - March 19, 2013
    Posted on: 3/19/2013 3:26:40 PM PDT

  • Visible and near-infrared observations of asteroid 2012 DA14 during its closest approach of February 15th, 2013
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 13, 2013
    Posted on: 3/13/2013 7:07:15 PM PDT

  • The orbit of the Chelyabinsk event impactor as reconstructed from amateur and public footage
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 13, 2013
    Posted on: 3/13/2013 7:06:48 PM PDT

  • The NASA Comet ISON Observing Campaign
    Naval Research Laboratory - March 6, 2013
    Posted on: 3/6/2013 8:24:10 PM PDT

  • Precovery of near-Earth asteroids by a citizen-science project of the Spanish Virtual Observatory
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 24, 2013
    Posted on: 2/25/2013 1:39:40 AM PDT

  • NASA Releases Radar Movie of Asteroid 2012 DA14
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - February 19, 2013
    Posted on: 2/20/2013 1:37:54 AM PDT

  • Video: Shooting Star across San Francisco 2/15/2013 7:44PM
    YouTube - February 17, 2013
    Posted on: 2/17/2013 7:10:55 PM PDT

  • Our Cosmic Challenge: Statement from Ed Lu, CEO, B612 Foundation
    B612 Foundation - February 16, 2013
    Posted on: 2/16/2013 7:16:22 PM PDT

  • Deep Impact Spacecraft Eyes Comet ISON
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - February 5, 2013
    Posted on: 2/5/2013 11:41:56 PM PDT

  • Record Setting Asteroid Flyby
    NASA HQ - January 29, 2013
    Posted on: 1/29/2013 7:47:04 PM PDT

  • B612 Foundation Live Facebook Chat
    B612 Foundation - January 8, 2013
    Posted on: 1/8/2013 5:29:55 PM PDT

  • China's Chang'e-2 Does Close Flyby of Asteroid Toutatis
    China National Space Administration - December 14, 2012
    Posted on: 12/15/2012 3:38:47 AM PDT

  • Video: Asteroid Toutatis Slow Tumbles by Earth
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - December 14, 2012
    Posted on: 12/14/2012 10:24:21 PM PDT