Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • Marshall Center's Meteoroid Environment Office Welcomes Noted Meteor Expert Nov. 8
    Marshall Space Flight Center - Wednesday, November 7, 2012
    Posted on: 11/8/2012 12:49:48 AM PDT

  • NASA Radar Images Asteroid 2007 PA8
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Tuesday, November 6, 2012
    Posted on: 11/6/2012 4:18:25 PM PDT

  • Scientists Monitor Comet Breakup
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Monday, November 5, 2012
    Posted on: 11/5/2012 4:25:22 PM PDT

  • Whizzing Asteroid Turns Rocket Scientists' Heads
    University of Central Florida - Sunday, October 28, 2012
    Posted on: 10/29/2012 1:24:44 AM PDT

  • Paintballs May Deflect an Incoming Asteroid
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Friday, October 26, 2012
    Posted on: 10/26/2012 10:08:44 PM PDT

  • NASA, SETI Institute Ask Public for Meteor Videos and Photos
    Ames Research Center - Friday, October 19, 2012
    Posted on: 10/19/2012 10:14:36 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • Prepared Statement by Michael A'Hearn, Hearing on Private and International Efforts to Track and Mitigate Asteroids and Meteors
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - April 10, 2013
    Posted on: 4/11/2013 2:42:48 AM PDT

  • Prepared Statement by Donald Yeomans, Hearing on Private and International Efforts to Track and Mitigate Asteroids and Meteors
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - April 10, 2013
    Posted on: 4/11/2013 2:42:13 AM PDT

  • Prepared Statement by Ed Lu, Hearing on Private and International Efforts to Track and Mitigate Asteroids and Meteors
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - April 10, 2013
    Posted on: 4/11/2013 2:41:31 AM PDT

  • Dynamics of Large Fragments in the Tail of Active Asteroid P/2010 A2
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 9, 2013
    Posted on: 4/9/2013 6:49:49 PM PDT

  • 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