Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • 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