Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • NASA's Swift Monitors Departing Comet Garradd
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Sunday, April 15, 2012
    Posted on: 4/15/2012 7:06:16 PM PDT

  • Website Tool For Identifying Mission-Accessible Near-Earth Asteroids and Observing Opportunities
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Wednesday, March 21, 2012
    Posted on: 3/21/2012 9:01:47 PM PDT

  • Study Jointly Led by UCSB Researcher Supports Theory of Extraterrestrial Impact
    University of California Santa Barbara - Friday, March 16, 2012
    Posted on: 3/16/2012 2:58:03 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Will Pass Closer To Earth Than Many Satellites - Discovery Enabled by Planetary Society Grant
    Planetary Society - Thursday, March 15, 2012
    Posted on: 3/16/2012 4:30:32 AM PDT

  • Near-miss Asteroid Will Return Next Year
    European Space Agency - Thursday, March 15, 2012
    Posted on: 3/15/2012 4:45:50 PM PDT

  • Study Supports Theory of Extraterrestrial Impact
    University of California Santa Barbara - Tuesday, March 6, 2012
    Posted on: 3/6/2012 4:27:48 PM PDT

  • Asteroids - The New 'It Mission' for Space Exploration
    University of Central Florida - Wednesday, February 1, 2012
    Posted on: 2/1/2012 6:41:00 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Fragile Oasis: Astronaut Dan Burbank: A Beacon For The Holidays
    NASA HQ - December 30, 2011
    Posted on: 12/30/2011 6:33:43 PM PDT

  • The Cratering History of Asteroid (21) Lutetia
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 16, 2011
    Posted on: 11/16/2011 6:10:45 PM PDT

  • Keck Telescope Image of Asteroid YU55
    W.M. Keck Observatory - November 10, 2011
    Posted on: 11/10/2011 5:51:27 PM PDT

  • New Radar Image: Asteroid 2005 YU55 Approaches Close Earth Flyby
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - November 7, 2011
    Posted on: 11/7/2011 11:14:30 PM PDT

  • NEOWISE Observations of Near-Earth Objects: Preliminary Results
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - September 30, 2011
    Posted on: 9/30/2011 2:32:16 PM PDT

  • Infographic: How NASA's Asteroid Sample Return Mission Will Work
    Space.com - May 27, 2011
    Posted on: 5/27/2011 3:24:31 PM PDT

  • Preview of Comet Elenin
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - May 5, 2011
    Posted on: 5/5/2011 3:32:04 PM PDT

  • NASA Advisory Council Ad-Hoc Task Force on Planetary Defense Meeting August 2010
    NASA Advisory Council - July 25, 2010
    Posted on: 7/26/2010 1:30:48 PM PDT

  • Radar Image of Asteroid 2005 YU55
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - May 2, 2010
    Posted on: 5/2/2010 3:39:44 PM PDT

  • NASA Advisory Council Ad-Hoc Task Force on Planetary Defense Meeting 15-16 April 2010
    NASA HQ - March 30, 2010
    Posted on: 3/30/2010 10:11:14 AM PDT

  • Civil Service Position at NASA Johnson Space Center: Small bodies and near-Earth objects
    Lunar and Planetary Institute - March 15, 2010
    Posted on: 3/15/2010 1:28:09 PM PDT

  • Small Asteroid 2009 VA Whizzes By The Earth
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - November 11, 2009
    Posted on: 11/11/2009 4:33:39 AM PDT

  • NSF: Notice of Plan for Collection of Meteorites Issued Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978, as Amended
    National Science Foundation - October 20, 2009
    Posted on: 10/20/2009 11:04:55 AM PDT

  • Antarctic meteorites offer insights into history of early solar system
    The Antarctic Sun - September 25, 2009
    Posted on: 9/25/2009 7:09:25 PM PDT

  • Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies: Interim Report
    National Research Council - August 12, 2009
    Posted on: 8/12/2009 10:37:06 AM PDT

  • Triple Asteroid System Triples Observers' Interest
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - August 6, 2009
    Posted on: 8/6/2009 4:40:30 PM PDT

  • EURONEAR - Data Mining of Asteroids and Near Earth Asteroids
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 2, 2009
    Posted on: 7/2/2009 9:46:53 AM PDT

  • NEO News (06/04/09) Planetary Defense at Granada pt 2
    - June 5, 2009
    Posted on: 6/5/2009 12:12:05 PM PDT

  • NEO News (05/29/09) Planetary Defense at Granada pt 1
    Ames Research Center - May 31, 2009
    Posted on: 5/31/2009 3:27:51 PM PDT

  • Long term impact risk for asteroid (101955) 1999 RQ36
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 26, 2009
    Posted on: 1/26/2009 9:33:26 AM PDT