Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • NASA Hosts Workshop to Discuss Exploring Near Earth Objects
    NASA HQ - Monday, August 2, 2010
    Posted on: 8/2/2010 12:24:42 PM PDT

  • Research Yields Greater Precision in Age of Meteorites
    Planetary Science Institute - Wednesday, July 21, 2010
    Posted on: 7/21/2010 4:56:21 PM PDT

  • MIT astronomer leads the first team to study a Kuiper Belt object during a stellar occultation
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Friday, June 18, 2010
    Posted on: 6/18/2010 8:50:25 AM PDT

  • Pan-STARRS Asteroid Hunter and Sky Surveyor Now Fully Operational
    Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics - Thursday, June 17, 2010
    Posted on: 6/17/2010 10:36:16 AM PDT

  • Fossil Evidence Casts Doubt on Younger Dryas Impact Theory
    American Geophysical Union - Thursday, June 17, 2010
    Posted on: 6/17/2010 10:24:55 AM PDT

  • Many Famous Comets Originally Formed in Other Solar Systems
    Southwest Research Institute - Friday, June 11, 2010
    Posted on: 6/11/2010 11:23:05 AM PDT

  • Texas State Astronomers Solve Walt Whitman Meteor Mystery
    Texas State University-San Marcos - Tuesday, June 8, 2010
    Posted on: 6/8/2010 11:08:39 AM PDT

  • Small Near-Earth Object Probably a Rocket Part
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Sunday, May 30, 2010
    Posted on: 5/30/2010 11:58:49 AM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • NASA NEO News: Astronauts Schweickart and Lu testify before Congress
    Ames Research Center - April 7, 2004
    Posted on: 4/7/2004 9:00:31 AM PDT

  • NASA NEO News: Damage from small impacts
    Ames Research Center - March 26, 2004
    Posted on: 3/26/2004 5:32:15 PM PDT

  • NEO News (02/27/04) Planetary Defense Part 3: Societal Issues
    Ames Research Center - February 27, 2004
    Posted on: 2/27/2004 4:47:36 PM PDT

  • NEO News (02/26/04) Planetary Defense Conference Part 2: Mitigation Proposals
    Ames Research Center - February 27, 2004
    Posted on: 2/27/2004 2:22:40 PM PDT

  • NEO News (02/19/04) Short warning times (and how to deal with them)
    Ames Research Center - February 25, 2004
    Posted on: 2/25/2004 7:35:22 AM PDT

  • NEO News: Near Earth Objects Less than 1 Km in Diameter
    Ames Research Center - December 21, 2003
    Posted on: 12/21/2003 9:45:27 PM PDT

  • NASA JPL: Orbit for Hermes Dynamically Linked from 1937 to 2003
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - October 16, 2003
    Posted on: 10/17/2003 8:54:23 AM PDT

  • NASA Releases Near-Earth Object Search Report
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - September 12, 2003
    Posted on: 9/12/2003 8:52:39 AM PDT

  • Dust Grain Orbital Behavior Around Ceres
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 21, 2003
    Posted on: 8/21/2003 3:00:43 PM PDT

  • The Secular Evolution of the Primordial Kuiper Belt
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 21, 2003
    Posted on: 8/21/2003 3:00:20 PM PDT

  • Interrelation Between the Physical Properties and the Orbital Evolution of the Near-Earth Asteroids: A New Numerical Approach
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 21, 2003
    Posted on: 8/21/2003 2:54:53 PM PDT

  • NASA NEO News: Open Letter to Congress on Near Earth Objects
    Ames Research Center - July 28, 2003
    Posted on: 7/28/2003 9:54:29 AM PDT

  • NEO News (07/25/03) Tsunami & sub-km NEAs
    Ames Research Center - July 25, 2003
    Posted on: 7/25/2003 1:41:39 PM PDT

  • Mitigation letter to NASA Space Architect Gary Martin from Michael Belton and the Mitigation Workshop team
    NEO News - April 7, 2003
    Posted on: 4/7/2003 6:53:33 PM PDT

  • The origin of crystalline silicates in the Herbig Be star HD100546 and in comet Hale-Bopp
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 15, 2003
    Posted on: 1/15/2003 12:19:26 PM PDT