Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • Asteroid ice may be 'living fossil' with clues to oceans' origins
    University of Central Florida - Wednesday, April 28, 2010
    Posted on: 4/28/2010 7:05:19 PM PDT

  • Scientists finds evidence of water ice on asteroid's surface
    University of Tennessee Knoxville - Wednesday, April 28, 2010
    Posted on: 4/28/2010 7:03:07 PM PDT

  • Scientists Say Ice Lurks in Asteroid's Cold Heart
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Wednesday, April 28, 2010
    Posted on: 4/28/2010 7:01:52 PM PDT

  • Was A Giant Comet Responsible for North American Catastrophe in 11,000 BC?
    Royal Astronomical Society - Thursday, April 1, 2010
    Posted on: 4/1/2010 12:40:45 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • Testimony of Lindley Johnson, Senate Science, Technology, and Space Hearing: Near Earth Objects
    Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation - April 7, 2004
    Posted on: 4/7/2004 5:18:05 PM PDT

  • Testimony of Grant Stokes, Senate Science, Technology, and Space Hearing: Near Earth Objects
    Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation - April 7, 2004
    Posted on: 4/7/2004 5:17:24 PM PDT

  • Testimony of Michael Griffin, Senate Science, Technology, and Space Hearing: Near Earth Objects
    Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation - April 7, 2004
    Posted on: 4/7/2004 5:14:57 PM PDT

  • Testimony of Rusty Schweickart, Senate Science, Technology, and Space Hearing: Near Earth Objects
    Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation - April 7, 2004
    Posted on: 4/7/2004 5:11:04 PM PDT

  • Testimony of Dr. Ed Lu, Senate Science, Technology, and Space Hearing: Near Earth Objects
    Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation - April 7, 2004
    Posted on: 4/7/2004 5:10:47 PM PDT

  • 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