Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • Bizarre Case of Meteors with Two Identities
    SETI Institute - Tuesday, December 20, 2011
    Posted on: 12/20/2011 11:57:20 PM PDT

  • Western astronomers capture rare meteor footage in the sky east of Toronto By Communications Staff
    University of Western Ontario - Thursday, December 15, 2011
    Posted on: 12/15/2011 4:22:03 PM PDT

  • The beginning of the end for comet Lovejoy
    European Space Agency - Wednesday, December 14, 2011
    Posted on: 12/15/2011 4:41:40 AM PDT

  • New App Helps NASA Keep Track of Meteoroids
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, December 14, 2011
    Posted on: 12/15/2011 3:25:00 AM PDT

  • NASA Developing Comet Harpoon for Sample Return
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Wednesday, December 14, 2011
    Posted on: 12/14/2011 2:11:30 PM PDT

  • Experiment to Reveal How Key Elements Were Forged
    - Tuesday, December 13, 2011
    Posted on: 12/13/2011 5:51:55 PM PDT

  • Student's Work Helps Detect Near Earth Asteroids
    National Optical Astronomy Observatory - Monday, November 21, 2011
    Posted on: 11/21/2011 7:31:28 PM PDT

  • Rare & Beautiful Meteorite Found By Missouri Farmer
    Washington University in St. Louis - Sunday, November 20, 2011
    Posted on: 11/20/2011 4:09:09 PM PDT

  • NASA's Swift Observatory Catches Asteroid Flyby
    NASA HQ - Thursday, November 10, 2011
    Posted on: 11/10/2011 11:46:52 PM PDT

  • Video: Asteroid 2005 YU55 Flyby
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, November 9, 2011
    Posted on: 11/9/2011 5:41:11 PM PDT

  • Watch Mini-Asteroid 2005 YU55 Buzz Earth
    Sky and Telescope - Monday, November 7, 2011
    Posted on: 11/7/2011 9:08:05 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Lutetia: Postcard from the Past
    European Space Agency - Tuesday, November 1, 2011
    Posted on: 11/1/2011 4:10:12 PM PDT

  • NASA in Final Preparations for Nov. 8 Asteroid Flyby
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Thursday, October 27, 2011
    Posted on: 10/27/2011 3:22:55 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • NEO News (10/06/08) Bolide impact predicted tonight!
    Ames Research Center - October 6, 2008
    Posted on: 10/6/2008 4:10:12 PM PDT

  • Transneptunian Dwarf Planet (136472) 2005 FY9 Named Makemake
    USGS Astrogeology - July 15, 2008
    Posted on: 7/15/2008 9:35:13 AM PDT

  • NASA @ the Brickhouse: Will an Asteroid Hit The Earth?
    NASA CoLab - July 9, 2008
    Posted on: 7/9/2008 2:37:27 PM PDT

  • H.R.4917 To formulate situation and decision analyses for deflecting and mitigating potentially hazardous near-Earth objects
    U.S. House of Representatives - January 3, 2008
    Posted on: 1/3/2008 8:24:07 AM PDT

  • NASA-Funded Astronomers Monitor Asteroid to Pass Near Mars
    NASA HQ - December 21, 2007
    Posted on: 12/21/2007 3:36:44 PM PDT

  • Testimony of J. Anthony Tyson, Hearing on Near-Earth Objects: Status of the Survey Program and Review of NASA's 2007 Report to Congress
    NASA HQ - November 8, 2007
    Posted on: 11/8/2007 9:48:52 AM PDT

  • Testimony of Donald Campbell, Hearing on Near-Earth Objects: Status of the Survey Program and Review of NASA's 2007 Report to Congress
    Cornell University - November 8, 2007
    Posted on: 11/8/2007 9:46:52 AM PDT

  • Testimony of Donald Yeomans, Hearing on Near-Earth Objects: Status of the Survey Program and Review of NASA's 2007 Report to Congress
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - November 8, 2007
    Posted on: 11/8/2007 9:45:09 AM PDT

  • Testimony of Scott Pace, Hearing on Near-Earth Objects: Status of the Survey Program and Review of NASA's 2007 Report to Congress
    NASA HQ - November 8, 2007
    Posted on: 11/8/2007 9:43:49 AM PDT

  • Testimony of James Green, Hearing on Near-Earth Objects: Status of the Survey Program and Review of NASA's 2007 Report to Congress
    NASA HQ - November 8, 2007
    Posted on: 11/8/2007 9:38:46 AM PDT