Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • Hyperactive Comet Hartley 2 Has a Split History
    University of Maryland - Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    Posted on: 10/4/2011 7:01:31 PM PDT

  • NASA Space Telescope Finds Fewer Asteroids Near Earth
    NASA HQ - Thursday, September 29, 2011
    Posted on: 9/30/2011 12:07:59 AM PDT

  • NASA To Host News Conference On Asteroid Search Findings
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, September 27, 2011
    Posted on: 9/27/2011 5:35:22 PM PDT

  • Warsaw conference to spotlight Space Situational Awareness
    - Thursday, September 8, 2011
    Posted on: 9/8/2011 6:58:07 PM PDT

  • Japanese Asteroid Mission A Success; Next Up, NASA
    University of Central Florida - Thursday, August 25, 2011
    Posted on: 8/25/2011 7:16:18 PM PDT

  • NASA: Comet Elenin Poses No Threat to Earth
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Wednesday, August 17, 2011
    Posted on: 8/17/2011 12:45:02 PM PDT

  • First opal-like crystals discovered in meteorite
    American Chemical Society - Saturday, August 6, 2011
    Posted on: 8/6/2011 9:49:28 PM PDT

  • Does the Impact Rate For Asteroids Vary Periodically with Time?
    Max Planck Institute - Monday, August 1, 2011
    Posted on: 8/1/2011 2:25:48 PM PDT

  • Trail of Crumbs Discovered from Potentially Hazardous Comet
    SETI Institute - Wednesday, July 27, 2011
    Posted on: 7/28/2011 3:59:06 AM PDT

  • Earth's First Trojan Asteroid Discovered
    University of Hawaii - Wednesday, July 27, 2011
    Posted on: 7/27/2011 6:21:57 PM PDT

  • When minor planets Ceres and Vesta rock the Earth into chaos
    Astronomy & Astrophysics - Friday, July 15, 2011
    Posted on: 7/15/2011 4:26:55 PM PDT

  • IceHunters Website Challenges Public to Find Icy Worlds
    IceHunters - Tuesday, June 21, 2011
    Posted on: 6/21/2011 7:59:41 PM PDT

  • Pan-STARRS Telescope Spots New Distant Comet
    University of Hawaii - Saturday, June 18, 2011
    Posted on: 6/18/2011 11:31:31 PM PDT

  • Earth-bound asteroids carried ever-evolving, life-starting organic compounds
    University of Alberta - Thursday, June 9, 2011
    Posted on: 6/9/2011 9:37:41 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Served Up "Custom Orders" of Life's Ingredients
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Thursday, June 9, 2011
    Posted on: 6/9/2011 9:36:17 PM PDT

  • Dramatic Display Forecast for 2011 Draconid Meteors
    Canadian Astronomical Society - Wednesday, June 1, 2011
    Posted on: 6/1/2011 6:17:56 PM PDT

  • Haumea shines with crystalline ice
    Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología - Thursday, May 12, 2011
    Posted on: 5/12/2011 7:59:14 PM PDT

  • Fast-Rotating Asteroid Winks for Amateur Astronomer's Camera
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Friday, April 15, 2011
    Posted on: 4/15/2011 4:48:25 PM PDT

  • Frozen comet had a watery past, University of Arizona scientists find
    University of Arizona - Saturday, April 9, 2011
    Posted on: 4/9/2011 3:51:55 PM PDT

  • Scientists Find New Type Of Mineral In Historic Meteorite
    Johnson Space Center - Thursday, April 7, 2011
    Posted on: 4/8/2011 2:34:07 AM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • NEO News (12/29/06)
    Ames Research Center - December 28, 2006
    Posted on: 12/29/2006 11:15:34 AM PDT

  • Apophis Mission Design Challenge
    Planetary Society - September 1, 2006
    Posted on: 9/1/2006 11:36:10 AM PDT

  • NEO News (06/30/06) XP14 and NASA NEO Workshop
    Ames Research Center - June 30, 2006
    Posted on: 6/30/2006 12:08:04 PM PDT

  • NASA GSFC Solicitation: Near Earth Object (NEO) Survey
    Goddard Space Flight Center - June 7, 2006
    Posted on: 6/7/2006 1:55:06 PM PDT

  • NASA Workshop: Near-Earth Object Detection, Characterization, and Threat Mitigation - Call For Papers
    NASA HQ - May 15, 2006
    Posted on: 5/15/2006 6:46:11 PM PDT

  • Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 Shows That Breaking Up Is Not So Hard To Do
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - April 24, 2006
    Posted on: 4/24/2006 6:49:41 PM PDT

  • Asteroid 2004 VD17 Classed as Torino Scale 2
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - March 1, 2006
    Posted on: 3/1/2006 3:18:39 PM PDT

  • The Origin and Evolution of the Asteroid Main Belt
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 19, 2006
    Posted on: 2/19/2006 2:42:33 PM PDT

  • Expand the Hunt for Dangerous Asteroids
    Planetary Society - January 26, 2006
    Posted on: 1/26/2006 11:26:06 AM PDT

  • NEO News (10/18/05): Astronauts and the Impact Hazard
    Ames Research Center - October 18, 2005
    Posted on: 10/18/2005 11:22:19 AM PDT

  • Hayabusa completes journey to asteroid Itokawa by ion engine propulsion
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) - September 6, 2005
    Posted on: 9/6/2005 6:58:31 AM PDT

  • The composition and size distribution of the dust in the coma of comet Hale-Bopp
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 22, 2005
    Posted on: 8/22/2005 8:53:33 PM PDT

  • NEO News (08/17/05) Asteroid experts meet at ACM-2005
    Ames Research Center - August 16, 2005
    Posted on: 8/16/2005 9:52:18 PM PDT

  • NEO News (08/12/05) Spaceguard progress and some NEO issues
    Ames Research Center - August 15, 2005
    Posted on: 8/15/2005 3:31:49 PM PDT

  • NASA NEO News: Deflection Scenarios for Apophis
    Ames Research Center - August 9, 2005
    Posted on: 8/9/2005 9:39:25 PM PDT

  • Identifying Near Earth Object Families
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 14, 2005
    Posted on: 6/14/2005 10:00:59 PM PDT

  • Mass Flows in Cometary UCHII Regions
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 8, 2005
    Posted on: 6/8/2005 9:03:11 PM PDT

  • Stellar encounters as the origin of distant solar system objects in highly eccentric orbits
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 2, 2005
    Posted on: 5/2/2005 1:23:54 PM PDT

  • On the Dayside Thermal Emission of Hot Jupiters
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 23, 2005
    Posted on: 4/23/2005 9:38:38 PM PDT