Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • Retraction: NASA Workshop On Low-Cost Missions To Near Earth Objects Not Open to Public
    Ames Research Center - Friday, October 12, 2007
    Posted on: 10/12/2007 9:04:34 AM PDT

  • NASA to Host Low-Cost Missions to Near Earth Objects Workshop
    Ames Research Center - Wednesday, October 10, 2007
    Posted on: 10/10/2007 8:32:58 PM PDT

  • Minor Planet No. 100,000 Named for Space Age 50th Anniversary
    Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics - Tuesday, October 9, 2007
    Posted on: 10/9/2007 6:55:47 PM PDT

  • MIT tether could aid asteroid missions
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Tuesday, September 25, 2007
    Posted on: 9/25/2007 7:14:07 PM PDT

  • Research team says extraterrestrial impact to blame for Ice Age extinctions
    Northern Arizona University - Tuesday, September 25, 2007
    Posted on: 9/25/2007 5:46:35 PM PDT

  • Dealing with threatening space rocks
    European Space Agency - Thursday, September 20, 2007
    Posted on: 9/20/2007 8:59:55 AM PDT

  • Large asteroid breakup likely source of the impactor that caused mass extinction event on Earth 65 million years ago
    Southwest Research Institute - Thursday, September 6, 2007
    Posted on: 9/6/2007 7:58:41 PM PDT

  • Comet May Have Exploded Over North America 13,000 Years Ago
    National Science Foundation - Wednesday, August 15, 2007
    Posted on: 8/15/2007 6:21:23 PM PDT

  • No Mission Status Releases