Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • Meteorite hits on Earth: There may be a recount
    University of Alberta - Tuesday, November 25, 2008
    Posted on: 11/25/2008 7:59:02 PM PDT

  • Meteorite search update - 10-ton rock responsible for fireball in Western Canada last week
    University of Calgary - Tuesday, November 25, 2008
    Posted on: 11/25/2008 5:01:06 PM PDT

  • Comet particles provide glimpse of solar system's birth spasms
    University of Chicago - Thursday, November 20, 2008
    Posted on: 11/20/2008 11:21:11 AM PDT

  • Early Warning of Dangerous Asteroids and Comets: Detectors Developed at MIT Lincoln Laboratory Deployed in Powerfull Telescope
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Tuesday, November 18, 2008
    Posted on: 11/18/2008 10:18:15 AM PDT

  • Comet named after University of Calgary asteroid hunter Rob Cardinal
    University of Calgary - Tuesday, October 14, 2008
    Posted on: 10/14/2008 1:57:16 PM PDT

  • Small Asteroid to Light Up The Sky Over Africa
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Monday, October 6, 2008
    Posted on: 10/6/2008 4:08:53 PM PDT

  • UA Scientists Discover Tiny Asteroid That Will Hit Earth Tonight
    University of Arizona - Monday, October 6, 2008
    Posted on: 10/6/2008 4:07:52 PM PDT

  • Boulder-sized Asteroid Will Burn Up In Eath's Atmosphere Tonight
    Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics - Monday, October 6, 2008
    Posted on: 10/6/2008 2:29:33 PM PDT

  • Astronauts, Cosmonauts, Experts complete report: Asteroid Threats: A Call for Global Response
    Association of Space Explorers (ASE) - Tuesday, September 23, 2008
    Posted on: 9/23/2008 10:01:01 PM PDT

  • Meteorites From Inner Solar System Match Up To Earth's Platinum Standard
    University of Mainz - Tuesday, September 23, 2008
    Posted on: 9/23/2008 8:31:39 PM PDT

  • Association of Space Explorers Briefing: Asteroid Threats: A Call for Global Response - Results
    Association of Space Explorers (ASE) - Friday, September 5, 2008
    Posted on: 9/5/2008 2:17:29 PM PDT

  • Research Aims to Unmask Comets Posing as Asteroids
    Planetary Science Institute - Wednesday, September 3, 2008
    Posted on: 9/3/2008 7:32:57 PM PDT

  • Cosmic connections: Imperial scientist locates the origin of cosmic dust
    Imperial College London - Wednesday, September 3, 2008
    Posted on: 9/3/2008 8:08:37 AM PDT

  • Astronomers find an unusual new denizen of the Solar System
    Kingston University - Thursday, August 21, 2008
    Posted on: 8/20/2008 2:21:27 PM PDT

  • MIT solves puzzle of meteorite-asteroid link
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Friday, August 15, 2008
    Posted on: 8/15/2008 8:29:04 AM PDT

  • Tunguska catastrophe: Evidence of acid rain supports meteorite theory
    Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres - Wednesday, July 16, 2008
    Posted on: 7/16/2008 7:12:47 PM PDT

  • Association of Space Explorers Committee Lecture at COSPAR on Near Earth Objects
    Association of Space Explorers (ASE) - Tuesday, July 15, 2008
    Posted on: 7/15/2008 10:43:52 AM PDT

  • Discovery of the source of the most common meteorites
    Astronomy & Astrophysics - Thursday, July 10, 2008
    Posted on: 7/10/2008 9:09:15 AM PDT

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