Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • 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