Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • UM-Led Team Finds Oldest Known Asteroids
    University of Maryland - Monday, March 24, 2008
    Posted on: 3/24/2008 3:22:48 PM PDT

  • Brown Scientist Answers How Peruvian Meteorite Made It to Earth
    Brown University - Thursday, March 13, 2008
    Posted on: 3/13/2008 1:10:00 PM PDT

  • Canadian astronomers on hunt for meteor
    University of Western Ontario - Friday, March 7, 2008
    Posted on: 3/7/2008 11:18:02 AM PDT

  • Planetary Society Names Winners of $50,000 Asteroid Tagging Competition
    Planetary Society - Tuesday, February 26, 2008
    Posted on: 2/26/2008 6:07:04 PM PDT

  • First near-Earth triple asteroid discovered by Arecibo Observatory astronomers a mere 7 million miles from Earth
    Cornell University - Friday, February 15, 2008
    Posted on: 2/15/2008 10:01:13 AM PDT

  • Planetary Society Takes Aim at Target Earth
    Planetary Society - Tuesday, January 29, 2008
    Posted on: 1/29/2008 8:58:23 PM PDT

  • NASA Scientists Get First Images of Earth Flyby Asteroid
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Saturday, January 26, 2008
    Posted on: 1/26/2008 4:10:06 PM PDT

  • Asteroid to Make Rare Close Flyby of Earth January 29
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Thursday, January 24, 2008
    Posted on: 1/24/2008 5:14:45 PM PDT

  • Seismic Images Show Dinosaur-Killing Meteor Made Bigger Splash
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas - Wednesday, January 23, 2008
    Posted on: 1/23/2008 9:12:07 PM PDT

  • Recovering from a mass extinction
    University of Bristol - Friday, January 18, 2008
    Posted on: 1/18/2008 8:33:22 PM PDT

  • Apollo Astronaut Rusty Schweickart To Speak on Asteroid Impact Threat
    Fullerton College - Saturday, January 12, 2008
    Posted on: 1/12/2008 8:44:05 AM PDT

  • Space Viz Productions releases the documentary "Planetary Defense" on DVD
    Space Viz Productions - Wednesday, January 9, 2008
    Posted on: 1/9/2008 9:40:23 AM PDT

  • NASA Scientists Fly Over Arctic to Study New Year Meteor Shower
    Ames Research Center - Sunday, December 30, 2007
    Posted on: 12/30/2007 2:33:04 PM PDT

  • Sandia supercomputers offer new explanation of Tunguska disaster
    Sandia National Laboratories - Tuesday, December 18, 2007
    Posted on: 12/18/2007 10:37:54 AM PDT

  • A Last Look At Comet Holmes
    Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics - Monday, November 26, 2007
    Posted on: 11/26/2007 1:40:18 PM PDT

  • Hubble zooms in on heart of mystery comet
    Space Frontier Foundation - Thursday, November 15, 2007
    Posted on: 11/15/2007 9:47:22 AM PDT

  • Arecibo Offers Unique Capability to Calculate Risk of Near Earth Objects, WItnesses Say
    House Science Committee Republicans - Thursday, November 8, 2007
    Posted on: 11/8/2007 2:47:18 PM PDT

  • Subcommittee Questions NASA's Plan for Detecting Hazardous Asteroids
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - Thursday, November 8, 2007
    Posted on: 11/8/2007 2:45:48 PM PDT

  • Mystery Comet Explodes Into Brightness
    Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics - Thursday, October 25, 2007
    Posted on: 10/25/2007 7:23:39 PM PDT

  • Asteroid is "practice case" for potential hazards
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Friday, October 12, 2007
    Posted on: 10/12/2007 10:05:07 AM PDT

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