Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • Vesta Likely Cold & Dark Enough for Ice
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, January 25, 2012
    Posted on: 1/25/2012 7:18:42 PM PDT

  • Catching a Comet's Death on Camera
    NASA HQ - Thursday, January 19, 2012
    Posted on: 1/19/2012 11:11:40 PM PDT

  • Quadrantid Meteors Set to Perform on Jan. 4th
    Sky and Telescope - Sunday, January 1, 2012
    Posted on: 1/1/2012 5:05:06 PM PDT

  • Quadrantids Will Create Brief, Beautiful Show, Jan. 4
    Marshall Space Flight Center - Thursday, December 22, 2011
    Posted on: 12/23/2011 1:08:22 AM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • Last Call for abstracts: Conference on comparative climatology of terrestrial planets
    Planetary Exploration Newsletter - April 23, 2012
    Posted on: 4/23/2012 5:05:05 PM PDT

  • Short Course and Field School at the Sudbury Impact Sturcture
    Planetary Exploration Newsletter - April 23, 2012
    Posted on: 4/23/2012 5:04:46 PM PDT

  • NASA GSFC Solicitation: High Power Uplink (Near Earth Objects Characterization)
    Goddard Space Flight Center - March 13, 2012
    Posted on: 3/14/2012 2:22:19 AM PDT

  • Jovian Early Bombardment: Planetesimal Erosion in the Inner Asteroid Belt
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 23, 2012
    Posted on: 2/23/2012 6:19:49 PM PDT

  • NASA Small Bodies Assessment Group Meeting 17-18 January 2012
    Planetary Exploration Newsletter - January 1, 2012
    Posted on: 1/1/2012 5:25:49 PM PDT

  • 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