Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • Report Calls Arecibo 'Uniquely Powerful' for Detecting NEOs
    Cornell University - Tuesday, September 29, 2009
    Posted on: 9/29/2009 6:14:05 PM PDT

  • Spot Discovered on Dwarf Planet Haumea Shows Up Red and Rich With Organics and Minerals
    European Planetary Science Congress - Wednesday, September 16, 2009
    Posted on: 9/16/2009 6:40:30 PM PDT

  • Tweeting Shooting Stars
    Royal Astronomical Society - Monday, August 10, 2009
    Posted on: 8/10/2009 7:05:49 PM PDT

  • Crashing Comets Not Likely The Cause of Earth's Mass Extinctions
    University of Washington - Friday, July 31, 2009
    Posted on: 7/31/2009 9:05:04 AM PDT

  • NASA to Provide Web Updates on Objects Approaching Earth
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Wednesday, July 29, 2009
    Posted on: 7/29/2009 12:51:38 PM PDT

  • Primitive asteroids in the main asteroid belt may have formed far from the Sun
    Southwest Research Institute - Wednesday, July 15, 2009
    Posted on: 7/15/2009 11:46:02 AM PDT

  • Space Shuttle Links 1908 Tunguska Explosion to Comet
    Cornell University - Thursday, June 25, 2009
    Posted on: 6/25/2009 9:34:19 PM PDT

  • Meteorite grains divulge Earth's cosmic roots
    University of Chicago - Monday, June 15, 2009
    Posted on: 6/15/2009 6:14:40 PM PDT

  • Surprise Discovery of Meteorites Following Asteroid Impact
    SETI Institute - Wednesday, March 25, 2009
    Posted on: 3/25/2009 4:00:42 PM PDT

  • UK Astronomers Observe Asteroid Before it Crashes into Earth
    Science and Technology Facilities Council - Wednesday, March 25, 2009
    Posted on: 3/25/2009 3:55:20 PM PDT

  • Asteroid impact helps trace meteorite origins
    Carnegie Institution - Wednesday, March 25, 2009
    Posted on: 3/25/2009 3:53:04 PM PDT

  • We saw it coming: Asteroid monitored from outer space to ground impact
    Los Alamos National Laboratory - Wednesday, March 25, 2009
    Posted on: 3/25/2009 3:52:11 PM PDT

  • NASA Sets Teleconference To Discuss Recovered Meteorites
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, March 24, 2009
    Posted on: 3/24/2009 10:21:28 AM PDT

  • Watching Space Rocks: Live Chat With NASA's Asteroid Trackers
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Tuesday, March 24, 2009
    Posted on: 3/24/2009 10:18:06 AM PDT

  • University of Leicester Scientists Probe Green Comet
    University of Leicester - Friday, February 20, 2009
    Posted on: 2/20/2009 10:40:27 AM PDT

  • NASA's Swift Spies Comet Lulin
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Friday, February 20, 2009
    Posted on: 2/20/2009 10:36:36 AM PDT

  • Catalina Sky Survey Sets New Record for NEO Discoveries, Receives Funding Through 2012
    University of Arizona - Friday, January 9, 2009
    Posted on: 1/9/2009 4:47:22 PM PDT

  • Half-baked asteroids have Earth-like crust
    Carnegie Institution - Wednesday, January 7, 2009
    Posted on: 1/7/2009 6:57:55 PM PDT

  • Scientists Publish 1st Ever Evidence of Asteroids with Earth-like Crust
    University of Maryland - Wednesday, January 7, 2009
    Posted on: 1/7/2009 6:54:06 PM PDT

  • A New Compositional Class of Comets: from Fire, Ice, or Beyond?
    Lowell Observatory - Tuesday, December 2, 2008
    Posted on: 12/2/2008 12:56:42 PM PDT

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