Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • Slooh Space Camera to Track Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2012 QG42 On Its Close Approach to Earth
    SLOOH - Wednesday, September 12, 2012
    Posted on: 9/12/2012 3:47:51 PM PDT

  • NASA Announces Asteroid Naming Contest for Students
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, September 4, 2012
    Posted on: 9/4/2012 4:25:00 PM PDT

  • Oldest known impact crater found
    Cardiff University - Friday, June 29, 2012
    Posted on: 6/29/2012 3:56:33 PM PDT

  • Caltech Scientists Find New Primitive Mineral in Meteorite
    California Institute of Technology - Wednesday, June 27, 2012
    Posted on: 6/27/2012 5:24:40 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • Goldstone Radar Images of Asteroid Toutatis
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - December 11, 2012
    Posted on: 12/11/2012 7:56:19 PM PDT

  • Video: Sun Grazing Comets as Solar Probes
    Goddard Space Flight Center - December 5, 2012
    Posted on: 12/5/2012 11:47:40 PM PDT

  • Nine Radar Images of Asteroid 2007 PA8
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - November 29, 2012
    Posted on: 11/29/2012 4:48:52 PM PDT

  • Interpretation of the observations made in 1883 in Zacatecas: A fragmented Comet that nearly hits the Earth
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 25, 2012
    Posted on: 11/25/2012 10:38:12 PM PDT

  • Video: TEDxMarin Talk by Ed Lu: B612 Foundation Sentinel Asteroid Hunting Mission
    B612 Foundation - November 7, 2012
    Posted on: 11/8/2012 5:03:51 AM PDT

  • NASA Chat: Orionids, Planets, Constellations Brighten October Skies
    Marshall Space Flight Center - October 19, 2012
    Posted on: 10/19/2012 5:36:36 PM PDT

  • How to Hunt a Space Rock
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - October 16, 2012
    Posted on: 10/16/2012 4:53:41 PM PDT

  • NASA Request for Information for a Mission of Opportunity to Aid in the Detection of Very-Near Earth Asteroids
    NASA HQ - August 17, 2012
    Posted on: 8/17/2012 3:54:39 PM PDT

  • Researchers Discover New Impact Crater in Canada's Western Arctic
    University of Saskatchewan - August 11, 2012
    Posted on: 8/11/2012 4:31:24 PM PDT