Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • 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