Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • Three new 'Trojan' asteroids found sharing Neptune's orbit
    Carnegie Institution - Thursday, June 15, 2006
    Posted on: 6/15/2006 9:30:03 PM PDT

  • Big Bang in Antarctica: Killer Crater Found Under Ice
    Ohio State University - Friday, June 2, 2006
    Posted on: 6/2/2006 9:09:19 AM PDT

  • ESA's new camera follows disintegration of a comet
    European Space Agency - Friday, May 19, 2006
    Posted on: 5/19/2006 7:01:10 PM PDT

  • Palomar Observes Broken Comet
    California Institute of Technology - Monday, May 15, 2006
    Posted on: 5/15/2006 1:06:20 PM PDT

  • NASA Clarifies Information on Comet 3P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 Approach
    NASA HQ - Thursday, April 27, 2006
    Posted on: 4/27/2006 11:03:44 AM PDT

  • Daughters of Deep Impact
    University of Maryland - Saturday, April 22, 2006
    Posted on: 4/22/2006 4:07:24 PM PDT

  • Mercury's Formation Impact Splattered Earth with Material
    Royal Astronomical Society - Thursday, April 6, 2006
    Posted on: 4/6/2006 10:53:49 AM PDT

  • Asteroids: treasures of the past and a threat to the future
    European Space Agency - Tuesday, April 4, 2006
    Posted on: 4/4/2006 8:52:59 PM PDT

  • 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

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