Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • Rep. Rohrabacher Requests Hearing To Assess Near Earth Objects Threat
    Rep. Rohrabacher - Monday, June 25, 2007
    Posted on: 6/25/2007 9:56:27 AM PDT

  • Planetary Society Asteroid Tagging Contest Generates Worldwide Interest
    Planetary Society - Thursday, May 24, 2007
    Posted on: 5/24/2007 5:43:18 AM PDT

  • Complete NASA Report "2006 Near Earth Object Survey and Deflection Study" Online at B612 Foundation Website
    B612 Foundation - Saturday, May 5, 2007
    Posted on: 5/5/2007 2:32:24 PM PDT

  • Celestial Fender-Bender Left Asteroid to Cool without Insulation, Find UMass Amherst Scientists
    University of Massachusetts - Tuesday, April 24, 2007
    Posted on: 4/24/2007 7:40:52 PM PDT

  • PSI Scientists Find Migrating Regolith on Tiny Asteroid Itokawa
    - Thursday, April 19, 2007
    Posted on: 4/19/2007 10:09:03 PM PDT

  • The Planetary Society Awards Asteroid Trackers
    Planetary Society - Wednesday, March 14, 2007
    Posted on: 3/14/2007 5:38:13 PM PDT

  • Light Gives Asteroids Spin
    Max Planck Society - Saturday, March 10, 2007
    Posted on: 3/10/2007 7:56:27 AM PDT

  • NASA Near-Earth Object Survey and Deflection Analysis of Alternatives Report to Congress
    NASA HQ - Friday, March 9, 2007
    Posted on: 3/9/2007 9:23:54 PM PDT

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