Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • Revisiting chicxulub: A broad look at the evidence for a dinosaur-killing impact
    National Science Foundation - Monday, March 8, 2010
    Posted on: 3/8/2010 7:18:37 PM PDT

  • Suspected Asteroid Collision Leaves Trailing Debris
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, February 2, 2010
    Posted on: 2/2/2010 2:18:39 PM PDT

  • New research suggests that near-Earth encounters can 'shake' asteroids
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Wednesday, January 20, 2010
    Posted on: 1/20/2010 4:16:00 PM PDT

  • ASU researchers recalculate age of Solar System
    Arizona State University - Thursday, December 31, 2009
    Posted on: 12/31/2009 4:24:20 PM PDT

  • Hubble Finds Smallest Kuiper Belt Object Ever Seen
    Space Telescope Science Institute - Wednesday, December 16, 2009
    Posted on: 12/16/2009 12:26:09 PM PDT

  • Kansas scientists probe mysterious possible comet strikes on Earth
    University of Iowa - Monday, December 14, 2009
    Posted on: 12/14/2009 8:49:16 PM PDT

  • SGAC releases a film about the true facts around asteroids that threaten Earth
    Space Generation Advisory Council - Wednesday, December 2, 2009
    Posted on: 12/2/2009 5:23:16 PM PDT

  • Leonid Meteor Shower to Perform Late Tonight
    Sky and Telescope - Monday, November 16, 2009
    Posted on: 11/16/2009 7:08:24 PM PDT

  • 'Ultra-primitive' particles found in comet dust
    Carnegie Institution - Tuesday, November 3, 2009
    Posted on: 11/3/2009 3:21:44 AM PDT

  • Giant Impact Near India -- Not Mexico -- May Have Doomed Dinosaurs
    Texas Tech University - Thursday, October 15, 2009
    Posted on: 10/15/2009 1:30:19 PM PDT

  • No Doomsday in 2012, But Lots of Profits for Purveyors of Doom
    Foothill College - Wednesday, October 14, 2009
    Posted on: 10/14/2009 10:46:34 AM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • 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