Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • B612 Foundation Forms Independent Sentinel Special Review Team
    B612 Foundation - Thursday, October 11, 2012
    Posted on: 10/11/2012 4:03:31 PM PDT

  • Olivine Crystals Found in Nearby Planetary System Surrounding Beta Pictoris
    AlliedSignal - Wednesday, October 3, 2012
    Posted on: 10/3/2012 6:42:35 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Expert To Give Free Public Talk At Planetary Science Meeting In Reno
    American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Science - Monday, October 1, 2012
    Posted on: 10/1/2012 5:41:47 PM PDT

  • Dawn Suggests Delivery of Hydrated Material to Vesta
    Europlanet - Thursday, September 27, 2012
    Posted on: 9/27/2012 5:28:30 PM PDT

  • Ancient Buddhist Statue Made of Meteorite, New Study Reveals
    Wiley - Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    Posted on: 9/26/2012 10:50:51 PM PDT

  • B612 Foundation Receives New Funding and Strategic Support From Prominent Leaders in Business, Entertainment, Science and Technology
    B612 Foundation - Wednesday, September 19, 2012
    Posted on: 9/19/2012 4:46:37 PM PDT

  • Challengers to Clovis-age impact theory missed key protocols, new study finds
    University of Oregon - Tuesday, September 18, 2012
    Posted on: 9/18/2012 3:29:22 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • 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