Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • Giotto's brief encounter With Comet Halley
    European Space Agency - Saturday, March 11, 2006
    Posted on: 3/11/2006 6:28:29 PM PDT

  • Largest Crater in the Great Sahara Discovered by Boston University Scientists
    Boston University - Sunday, March 5, 2006
    Posted on: 3/5/2006 7:48:32 PM PDT

  • Association of Space Explorers at UN/COPUOS
    Association of Space Explorers - Friday, February 17, 2006
    Posted on: 2/17/2006 3:56:19 PM PDT

  • Ancient Impacts Scarred Moon to its Core, May Have Created "Man in the Moon"
    Ohio State University - Thursday, February 9, 2006
    Posted on: 2/9/2006 12:01:22 PM PDT

  • UH Hilo Joins Hunt for Killer Asteroids
    University of Hawaii - Thursday, February 9, 2006
    Posted on: 2/9/2006 4:32:24 AM PDT

  • UA Scientist and Private Collector Form Center to Save Meteorites
    University of Arizona - Wednesday, February 1, 2006
    Posted on: 2/1/2006 8:33:16 PM PDT

  • Dust Found in Earth Sediment Traced to Breakup of the Asteroid Veritas 8.2 Million Years Ago
    California Institute of Technology - Wednesday, February 1, 2006
    Posted on: 2/1/2006 8:13:04 PM PDT

  • Binary asteroid in Jupiter's orbit may be icy comet from solar system's earliest days
    University of California Berkeley - Wednesday, February 1, 2006
    Posted on: 2/1/2006 8:02:23 PM PDT

  • Trojan Asteroid Patroclus: Comet in Disguise?
    W.M. Keck Observatory - Wednesday, February 1, 2006
    Posted on: 2/1/2006 5:28:25 PM PDT

  • Asteroid breakup event covered the Earth in extraterrestrial dust
    Southwest Research Institute - Wednesday, January 18, 2006
    Posted on: 1/18/2006 6:30:05 PM PDT

  • Catalina Sky Survey Tops 2005 NEO Discoveries
    University of Arizona - Wednesday, January 18, 2006
    Posted on: 1/18/2006 6:27:23 PM PDT

  • New study highlights role of hit-and-run collisions in the formation of planets, asteroids, and meteorites
    University of California Santa Cruz - Thursday, January 12, 2006
    Posted on: 1/12/2006 11:14:31 AM PDT

  • Discovery of "Buffy", a large Kuiper Belt object with an unusual orbit
    Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope - Tuesday, December 13, 2005
    Posted on: 12/13/2005 7:42:02 AM PDT

  • Near Earth Objects - what lies ahead?
    Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council - Friday, December 2, 2005
    Posted on: 12/2/2005 8:28:02 AM PDT

  • Asteroid Named for LSU Chancellor Sean O'Keefe
    Louisiana State University - Thursday, November 17, 2005
    Posted on: 11/17/2005 5:25:43 PM PDT

  • Antarctica is a Hot Spot for UA Researchers Hunting Meteorites for Science
    University of Arizona - Thursday, November 10, 2005
    Posted on: 11/10/2005 6:01:54 PM PDT

  • B612 Foundation Statement Regarding NASA's Analysis of Asteroid 99942 Apophis Impact Potential
    B612 Foundation - Friday, October 28, 2005
    Posted on: 10/28/2005 7:44:18 PM PDT

  • Evidence for more dust than ice in comets
    European Space Agency - Thursday, October 13, 2005
    Posted on: 10/13/2005 9:52:46 AM PDT

  • Tenth Planet Has a Moon
    California Institute of Technology - Saturday, October 1, 2005
    Posted on: 10/1/2005 8:46:43 PM PDT

  • ESA selects targets for asteroid-deflecting mission Don Quijote
    European Space Agency - Monday, September 26, 2005
    Posted on: 9/26/2005 7:36:17 AM PDT

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