Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • Arecibo Observatory Finds Asteroid 2012 LZ1 To Be Twice As Big As First Believed
    Universities Space Research Association - Thursday, June 21, 2012
    Posted on: 6/21/2012 9:09:28 PM PDT

  • Global workshop assesses asteroid 2011 AG5
    European Space Agency - Thursday, June 21, 2012
    Posted on: 6/21/2012 5:24:49 PM PDT

  • NASA Releases Workshop Data and Findings on Asteroid 2011 AG5
    NASA HQ - Friday, June 15, 2012
    Posted on: 6/15/2012 5:08:55 PM PDT

  • Study Jointly Led by UCSB Researcher Finds New Evidence Supporting Theory of Extraterrestrial Impact
    University of California Santa Barbara - Monday, June 11, 2012
    Posted on: 6/12/2012 1:56:38 AM PDT

  • Clues Uncovered about Asteroid That Will Pass Near Earth
    University of Tennessee Knoxville - Monday, June 11, 2012
    Posted on: 6/11/2012 1:17:24 PM PDT

  • Hazardous Near Earth Objects -- Communicating the Risk
    Secure World Foundation - Monday, June 4, 2012
    Posted on: 6/5/2012 1:04:22 AM PDT

  • Rosetta Flyby Uncovers The Complex History of Asteroid Lutetia
    European Space Agency - Friday, June 1, 2012
    Posted on: 6/1/2012 7:16:44 PM PDT

  • OSIRIS-REx Scientists Measure Yarkovsky Effect
    University of Arizona - Friday, May 25, 2012
    Posted on: 5/25/2012 2:35:46 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Nudged by Sunlight: Most Precise Measurement of Yarkovsky Effect
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Friday, May 25, 2012
    Posted on: 5/25/2012 1:45:23 PM PDT

  • NASA Scientist Figures Way to Weigh Space Rock
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Thursday, May 24, 2012
    Posted on: 5/25/2012 2:25:58 AM PDT

  • NASA Survey Counts Potentially Hazardous Asteroids
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, May 16, 2012
    Posted on: 5/17/2012 3:40:43 AM PDT

  • Amateur astronomers boost ESA's asteroid hunt
    European Space Agency - Monday, May 14, 2012
    Posted on: 5/14/2012 4:58:08 PM PDT

  • Asteroid collision that spawned Vesta's asteroid family occurred more recently than thought
    Southwest Research Institute - Friday, May 11, 2012
    Posted on: 5/11/2012 3:09:53 PM PDT

  • NASA Scientists Find History of Asteroid Impacts in Earth Rocks
    NASA Lunar Science Institute - Thursday, April 26, 2012
    Posted on: 4/26/2012 3:19:18 PM PDT

  • NASA Asks Public to Provide Videos and Photos of Meteor (with photos of fresh finds)
    Ames Research Center - Wednesday, April 25, 2012
    Posted on: 4/26/2012 1:14:35 AM PDT

  • Fireball Over California/Nevada: How Big Was It?
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Wednesday, April 25, 2012
    Posted on: 4/25/2012 5:59:04 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • Diagram: Orbits of Near Earth Asteroids
    NASA HQ - July 30, 2012
    Posted on: 7/30/2012 4:33:58 PM PDT

  • Slooh Space Camera to Track Near-Earth Asteroid 153958 (2002 AM31) on its Close Approach to Earth
    SLOOH - July 20, 2012
    Posted on: 7/20/2012 10:32:19 PM PDT

  • Searching for the first Near-Earth Object family
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 5, 2012
    Posted on: 7/5/2012 2:48:14 PM PDT

  • TEAM-Nepal to participate in the Find and Asteroid Competition 2012
    Space Generation Advisory Council - May 30, 2012
    Posted on: 5/30/2012 10:02:27 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Retrieval Feasibility Study
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - April 23, 2012
    Posted on: 4/24/2012 1:17:22 AM PDT