Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • Searching for Trojan Asteroids, Earth's Unseen Companions
    University of Arizona - Thursday, December 15, 2016
    Posted on: 12/15/2016 6:04:41 PM PDT

  • United Nations General Assembly proclaims 30 June as International Asteroid Day
    United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs - Wednesday, December 7, 2016
    Posted on: 12/7/2016 7:53:35 PM PDT

  • Worldwide Help Sought For Comet Study Effort
    Planetary Science Institute - Tuesday, November 22, 2016
    Posted on: 11/23/2016 1:29:12 AM PDT

  • 100 Scientists Sign Open Letter to Support Asteroid Impact Mission
    I Support AIM - Monday, November 14, 2016
    Posted on: 11/14/2016 1:55:28 PM PDT

  • NASA and FEMA Conduct Asteroid Impact Emergency Planning Exercise
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Friday, November 4, 2016
    Posted on: 11/4/2016 5:56:17 PM PDT

  • Unexpected Discoveries on a Metal World
    University of Arizona - Friday, October 21, 2016
    Posted on: 10/21/2016 6:03:15 PM PDT

  • Avalanches, Not Internal Pressure, Cause Comet Nuclei Outbursts
    Planetary Science Institute - Monday, October 17, 2016
    Posted on: 10/17/2016 9:29:11 PM PDT

  • Rosetta space mission ends: Queen’s comet expert reflects on successes
    Queens University Belfast - Thursday, September 29, 2016
    Posted on: 9/29/2016 4:12:13 PM PDT

  • Mark Thiemens Awarded Prestigious Meteoritical Society Medal
    University of California San Diego - Saturday, August 13, 2016
    Posted on: 8/13/2016 3:24:46 PM PDT

  • New methodology provides better size estimates of meteorite impact craters
    Western University - Friday, August 5, 2016
    Posted on: 8/5/2016 8:06:46 PM PDT

  • SwRI-led study shows puzzling paucity of large craters on dwarf planet Ceres
    Southwest Research Institute - Tuesday, July 26, 2016
    Posted on: 7/26/2016 5:05:00 PM PDT

  • Slooh: Celebrate World Asteroid Day with Live Show, Expert Guests
    SLOOH - Wednesday, June 29, 2016
    Posted on: 6/29/2016 10:10:48 PM PDT

  • A Unique Project to Track Asteroids for Asteroid Day 2016
    Las Cumbres Observatory - Wednesday, June 29, 2016
    Posted on: 6/29/2016 4:27:32 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Impacts a Possible Solution to Faint Young Sun Paradox
    Southwest Research Institute - Thursday, June 23, 2016
    Posted on: 6/23/2016 3:51:49 PM PDT

  • Hundreds of Events Worldwide Scheduled for Asteroid Day 2016
    Asteroid Day - Monday, June 20, 2016
    Posted on: 6/20/2016 4:26:48 PM PDT

  • Purdue, CU-Boulder study shows how comets break up, make up
    University of Colorado at Boulder - Wednesday, June 1, 2016
    Posted on: 6/1/2016 11:55:49 PM PDT

  • SwRI's Bottke named Fellow of Meteoritical Society
    Southwest Research Institute - Tuesday, May 31, 2016
    Posted on: 5/31/2016 3:01:49 PM PDT

  • Rosetta's Comet Contains Ingredients for Life
    University of Bern - Friday, May 27, 2016
    Posted on: 5/27/2016 7:51:40 PM PDT

  • Clues to Ancient Giant Asteroid Found in Australia
    Australian National University - Tuesday, May 17, 2016
    Posted on: 5/17/2016 11:28:14 PM PDT

  • Dwarf Planet Haumea's Lunar System Smaller than Anticipated
    Florida Institute of Technology - Monday, May 16, 2016
    Posted on: 5/16/2016 10:45:33 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Near-Earth Object Orbit Linking with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 3, 2017
    Posted on: 7/3/2017 4:27:38 PM PDT

  • High-fidelity Simulations of the Near-Earth Object Search Performance of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 3, 2017
    Posted on: 7/3/2017 4:26:49 PM PDT

  • Extraterrestrial sedimentary rocks on Earth
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 22, 2017
    Posted on: 6/22/2017 2:04:24 PM PDT

  • H2O and O2 Absorption in the Coma of Comet 67P Measured by the Alice Far-Ultraviolet Spectrograph on Rosetta
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 8, 2017
    Posted on: 6/9/2017 1:26:44 AM PDT

  • The 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko observation campaign in support of the Rosetta mission
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 31, 2017
    Posted on: 5/31/2017 2:05:19 PM PDT

  • Is the Eureka cluster a collisional family of Mars Trojan asteroids?
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 31, 2017
    Posted on: 5/31/2017 2:03:43 PM PDT

  • Sizes and albedos of Mars-crossing asteroids from WISE/NEOWISE data
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 30, 2017
    Posted on: 5/30/2017 10:01:42 PM PDT

  • Discovery of a new branch of the Taurid meteoroid stream as a real source of potentially hazardous bodies
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 29, 2017
    Posted on: 5/29/2017 3:47:22 PM PDT

  • Projected Near-Earth Object Discovery Performance of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 18, 2017
    Posted on: 5/18/2017 2:50:38 PM PDT

  • Shape models and physical properties of asteroids
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 17, 2017
    Posted on: 5/17/2017 1:49:58 PM PDT

  • Ejection of iron-bearing giant-impact fragments and the dynamical and geochemical influence of the fragment re-accretion
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 20, 2017
    Posted on: 4/20/2017 5:58:26 PM PDT

  • Seasonal changes of the volatile density in the coma and on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 17, 2017
    Posted on: 4/17/2017 3:36:24 PM PDT

  • Data mining of near Earth asteroids in the Subaru Suprime-Cam archive
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 17, 2017
    Posted on: 4/17/2017 3:00:23 PM PDT

  • A method for classifying orbits near asteroids
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 17, 2017
    Posted on: 4/17/2017 2:59:33 PM PDT

  • The Future of Stardust Science
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 10, 2017
    Posted on: 4/10/2017 4:45:03 PM PDT

  • OSSOS: V. Diffusion in the orbit of a high-perihelion distant Solar System object
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 7, 2017
    Posted on: 4/7/2017 2:10:43 PM PDT

  • Statistical Analysis of Astrometric Errors for the Most Productive Asteroid Surveys
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 13, 2017
    Posted on: 3/13/2017 2:14:03 PM PDT

  • OSIRIS-REx: Sample Return from Asteroid (101955) Bennu
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 24, 2017
    Posted on: 2/24/2017 4:10:35 PM PDT

  • The Chemical Composition of an Extrasolar Kuiper-Belt-Object
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 14, 2017
    Posted on: 2/14/2017 3:40:56 PM PDT

  • Resolved Spectrophotometric Properties of the Ceres Surface from Dawn Framing Camera Images
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 1, 2017
    Posted on: 2/1/2017 5:10:19 PM PDT