Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • NASA Discovers Asteroid Delivered Assortment of Meteorites
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, December 15, 2010
    Posted on: 12/16/2010 1:36:49 AM PDT

  • Leonid Meteor Shower Pearks Wednesday, November 17
    University of Texas-Austin - Monday, November 15, 2010
    Posted on: 11/15/2010 3:14:41 PM PDT

  • Kuiper Belt of Many Colors
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Wednesday, October 27, 2010
    Posted on: 10/28/2010 2:20:54 AM PDT

  • Ocean Asteroid Impact Could Deplete Earth's Protective Ozone Layer for Years
    Planetary Science Institute - Monday, October 25, 2010
    Posted on: 10/26/2010 3:56:06 AM PDT

  • Possible threat to Earth by asteroids among issues at UN debate on outer space
    United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs - Thursday, October 21, 2010
    Posted on: 10/22/2010 2:21:14 AM PDT

  • NASA's Hubble Captures First Images of Aftermath of Possible Asteroid Collision
    NASA HQ - Thursday, October 14, 2010
    Posted on: 10/14/2010 7:15:18 PM PDT

  • Asteroid collision forensics
    Max Planck Institute - Thursday, October 14, 2010
    Posted on: 10/14/2010 7:02:54 PM PDT

  • Small Asteroid to Pass Within Earth-Moon System Tuesday
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Monday, October 11, 2010
    Posted on: 10/13/2010 12:18:13 AM PDT

  • Pan-STARRS Discovers Its First Potentially Hazardous Asteroid
    Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics - Sunday, October 10, 2010
    Posted on: 10/10/2010 8:16:52 PM PDT

  • Water discovered on second asteroid, may be even more common
    University of Central Florida - Thursday, October 7, 2010
    Posted on: 10/8/2010 3:51:05 AM PDT

  • New Clue to Whether Phaeton Is Asteroid or Comet
    University of Central Florida - Thursday, October 7, 2010
    Posted on: 10/8/2010 2:26:04 AM PDT

  • No Evidence Found of Catastrophic Impact in Pleistocene
    University of Arizona - Friday, October 1, 2010
    Posted on: 10/1/2010 5:48:53 PM PDT

  • Google Earth Search Leads to Meteorite Impact Site Discovery in Egyptian Desert
    European Space Agency - Thursday, September 23, 2010
    Posted on: 9/23/2010 1:50:45 PM PDT

  • New International Study Shows Some Asteroids Live in Own 'Little Worlds'
    University of Colorado at Boulder - Thursday, August 26, 2010
    Posted on: 8/27/2010 2:12:42 AM PDT

  • How Asteroids Split Up -- Mystery of asteroid pairs solved
    - Thursday, August 26, 2010
    Posted on: 8/27/2010 12:08:01 AM PDT

  • Perseid Meteors Return
    Sky and Telescope - Saturday, August 14, 2010
    Posted on: 8/14/2010 4:21:57 PM PDT

  • Discovery of First Trojan Asteroid in a Stable Zone Near Neptune
    Carnegie Institution - Thursday, August 12, 2010
    Posted on: 8/12/2010 11:05:59 AM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • Mass Flows in Cometary UCHII Regions
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 8, 2005
    Posted on: 6/8/2005 9:03:11 PM PDT

  • Stellar encounters as the origin of distant solar system objects in highly eccentric orbits
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 2, 2005
    Posted on: 5/2/2005 1:23:54 PM PDT

  • On the Dayside Thermal Emission of Hot Jupiters
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 23, 2005
    Posted on: 4/23/2005 9:38:38 PM PDT

  • CCD photometry of 23 minor planets
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 23, 2005
    Posted on: 4/23/2005 9:36:46 PM PDT

  • Observing Near Earth Asteroids with a Small Telescope
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 23, 2005
    Posted on: 4/23/2005 9:29:08 PM PDT

  • Utilizing Minor Planets to Assess the Gravitational Field in the Outer Solar System
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 21, 2005
    Posted on: 4/21/2005 8:45:29 AM PDT

  • Near Infrared Surface Properties of the Two Intrinsically Brightest Minor Planets (90377) Sedna and (90482) Orcus
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 21, 2005
    Posted on: 4/21/2005 8:42:10 AM PDT

  • NEO News (03/10/05) Impact Hazard Summary for UN
    Ames Research Center - March 10, 2005
    Posted on: 3/10/2005 11:11:00 AM PDT

  • NEO News (02/23/05) Impacts at the AAAS
    Ames Research Center - February 24, 2005
    Posted on: 2/24/2005 7:53:42 AM PDT

  • Radar Observations Refine the Future Motion of Asteroid 2004 MN4
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - February 4, 2005
    Posted on: 2/4/2005 9:35:45 AM PDT

  • UK Government Response to the NEO Task Force Recommendations Update January 2005
    British National Space Centre - January 23, 2005
    Posted on: 1/23/2005 9:26:02 AM PDT

  • Possibility of an Earth Impact in 2029 Ruled Out for Asteroid 2004 MN4
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - December 27, 2004
    Posted on: 12/27/2004 8:48:59 PM PDT

  • Near-Earth Asteroid 2004 MN4 Reaches Highest Score To Date On Hazard Scale
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - December 24, 2004
    Posted on: 12/24/2004 5:55:17 AM PDT

  • NEO News: AIAA Position Paper
    Ames Research Center - November 3, 2004
    Posted on: 11/3/2004 6:52:05 PM PDT

  • NASA NEO News: Impact Hyperbole
    Ames Research Center - October 28, 2004
    Posted on: 10/28/2004 6:13:21 PM PDT

  • NEO News - Rusty Schweickart on Asteroid Deflection Technology
    Ames Research Center - September 2, 2004
    Posted on: 9/2/2004 2:22:04 PM PDT

  • NEO News: Spaceguard Progress
    Ames Research Center - May 27, 2004
    Posted on: 5/27/2004 3:51:39 PM PDT

  • Testimony of Wayne Van Citters, Senate Science, Technology, and Space Hearing: Near Earth Objects
    Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation - April 7, 2004
    Posted on: 4/7/2004 5:18:34 PM PDT