Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • 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