Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • Newly Discovered Asteroid Is Earth's Companion
    Royal Astronomical Society - Wednesday, April 6, 2011
    Posted on: 4/6/2011 7:01:39 PM PDT

  • Revisiting 1950s Experiments for Signs of Life's Origin
    Carnegie Institution - Monday, March 21, 2011
    Posted on: 3/21/2011 9:11:20 PM PDT

  • ESA remembers the night of the comet
    European Space Agency - Monday, March 14, 2011
    Posted on: 3/14/2011 4:17:16 PM PDT

  • Experts to meet at space surveillance conference
    European Space Agency - Saturday, March 12, 2011
    Posted on: 3/12/2011 2:35:17 PM PDT

  • Hawaii Astronomers Keep Tabs on Asteroid Apophis
    University of Hawaii - Friday, March 11, 2011
    Posted on: 3/11/2011 7:22:21 PM PDT

  • NASA Statement on Astrobiology Paper by Richard Hoover
    NASA HQ - Monday, March 7, 2011
    Posted on: 3/7/2011 3:16:45 PM PDT

  • Oxygen Isotope Variation in Meteorite Provides Insight Into Planet Formation
    NASA HQ - Thursday, March 3, 2011
    Posted on: 3/3/2011 9:46:58 PM PDT

  • How Kleopatra Got Its Moons
    University of California Berkeley - Tuesday, February 22, 2011
    Posted on: 2/23/2011 3:55:21 AM PDT

  • NASA Hosting Events for Stardust-NExT Encounter With Comet Tempel 1
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, February 9, 2011
    Posted on: 2/9/2011 4:58:35 PM PDT

  • NEOWISE Completes Scan for Asteroids & Comets
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Tuesday, February 1, 2011
    Posted on: 2/1/2011 7:17:31 PM PDT

  • NASA Spacecraft Prepares for Valentine's Day Comet Rendezvous
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Wednesday, January 19, 2011
    Posted on: 1/20/2011 12:33:54 AM PDT

  • NASA Radar Reveals Features on Asteroid
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Thursday, January 13, 2011
    Posted on: 1/14/2011 3:05:40 AM PDT

  • A Look into Vesta's Interior
    Max Planck Society - Thursday, January 6, 2011
    Posted on: 1/6/2011 5:21:39 PM PDT

  • Catalina Sky Survey Discovers Possible Extinct Comet
    University of Arizona - Friday, December 24, 2010
    Posted on: 12/24/2010 8:13:54 PM PDT

  • Meteorite just one piece of an unknown celestial body
    Carnegie Institution - Wednesday, December 15, 2010
    Posted on: 12/16/2010 1:50:21 AM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • 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