Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • 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