Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • 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