Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • Comet Elenin is No More
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Wednesday, October 26, 2011
    Posted on: 10/26/2011 6:33:34 PM PDT

  • Geologists assess deep impacts of near-Earth object strikes
    University of Leicester - Wednesday, October 19, 2011
    Posted on: 10/19/2011 4:07:11 PM PDT

  • Searching for Moons Around Asteroids
    University of Tennessee Knoxville - Thursday, October 6, 2011
    Posted on: 10/7/2011 1:09:01 AM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • Testimony of Rep. Luis G. Fortuņo, Hearing on Near-Earth Objects: Status of the Survey Program and Review of NASA's 2007 Report to Congress
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - November 8, 2007
    Posted on: 11/8/2007 9:36:44 AM PDT

  • Testimony of Chairman Mark Udall, Hearing on Near-Earth Objects: Status of the Survey Program and Review of NASA's 2007 Report to Congress
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - November 8, 2007
    Posted on: 11/8/2007 9:33:57 AM PDT

  • Testimony of Russell Schweickart, Hearing on Near-Earth Objects: Status of the Survey Program and Review of NASA's 2007 Report to Congress
    B612 Foundation - November 8, 2007
    Posted on: 11/8/2007 7:57:57 AM PDT

  • Hearing Charter: Near-Earth Objects: Status of the Survey Program and Review of NASA's 2007 Report to Congress
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - November 7, 2007
    Posted on: 11/7/2007 6:06:18 PM PDT

  • NEO News (10/23/07) Marco Polo, Dawn, Workshop, Congress, DPS
    Ames Research Center - October 24, 2007
    Posted on: 10/24/2007 6:46:31 PM PDT

  • House Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee Hearing: Near-Earth Objects - Status of the Survey Program and Review of NASA's Report to Congress
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - October 2, 2007
    Posted on: 10/2/2007 7:44:42 AM PDT

  • NEO News (05/02/07) White Paper from AIAA Planetary Defense Conference
    Ames Research Center - May 2, 2007
    Posted on: 5/2/2007 3:24:02 PM PDT

  • Independent Analysis of Alternatives To Divert a NEO on a Likely Collision Course With Earth
    B612 Foundation - March 19, 2007
    Posted on: 3/20/2007 3:12:58 PM PDT

  • NASA ARC NEO News (03/09/07) Planetary Defense Conference Part 2
    Ames Research Center - March 9, 2007
    Posted on: 3/9/2007 8:52:59 PM PDT

  • NASA ARC NEO News (03/07/07) Planetary Defense Conference
    Ames Research Center - March 9, 2007
    Posted on: 3/9/2007 8:50:34 PM PDT

  • NASA Strategic Management Council Meeting: 2006 Near-Earth Object Survey and Deflection Study
    NASA HQ - February 10, 2007
    Posted on: 2/10/2007 10:08:28 AM PDT