Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • 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