Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • 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