Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • Earliest meteorites provide new piece in planetary formation puzzle
    Imperial College London - Wednesday, September 21, 2005
    Posted on: 9/21/2005 11:42:01 AM PDT

  • Comet Tempel-1 May Have Formed in Giant Planets Region
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Monday, September 19, 2005
    Posted on: 9/19/2005 5:56:13 PM PDT

  • Asteroids Caused the Early Inner Solar System Cataclysm
    University of Arizona - Thursday, September 15, 2005
    Posted on: 9/15/2005 8:03:26 PM PDT

  • Comet collision 'Armageddon' unlikely
    Australian National University - Sunday, September 11, 2005
    Posted on: 9/11/2005 9:24:04 PM PDT

  • NASA Hubble: Largest Asteroid May Be Mini Planet With Water Ice
    Space Telescope Science Institute - Wednesday, September 7, 2005
    Posted on: 9/7/2005 9:57:24 PM PDT

  • Hayabusa Successfully Captures The Shape of Asteroid Itokawa
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) - Tuesday, September 6, 2005
    Posted on: 9/6/2005 2:31:36 PM PDT

  • NASA Finds Evidence Some Comets May Have Become Asteroids
    Ames Research Center - Monday, September 5, 2005
    Posted on: 9/5/2005 9:08:23 AM PDT

  • Burning asteroids may play 'more important climate role than previously recognized' - Asteroid dust may influence weather, study finds
    Sandia National Laboratories - Friday, August 26, 2005
    Posted on: 8/26/2005 8:29:14 AM PDT

  • Planetary Society Funds Search for Potentially Dangerous Near Earth Objects
    Planetary Society - Wednesday, August 17, 2005
    Posted on: 8/17/2005 10:11:30 PM PDT

  • Hayabusa Performes Star Tracker imaging of Asteroid Itokawa
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) - Monday, August 15, 2005
    Posted on: 8/15/2005 9:04:01 PM PDT

  • First triple asteroid system found
    University of California Berkeley - Wednesday, August 10, 2005
    Posted on: 8/10/2005 3:19:24 PM PDT

  • Rubble-pile minor planet Sylvia and her twins - VLT NACO instrument discovers first triple asteroid
    European Southern Observatory - Wednesday, August 10, 2005
    Posted on: 8/10/2005 3:18:03 PM PDT

  • Sedna Reveals Pristine Surface in Gemini Near-infrared Spectra
    Gemini Observatory - Thursday, April 14, 2005
    Posted on: 4/14/2005 9:25:22 PM PDT

  • Revised asteroid scale aids understanding of impact risk
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Tuesday, April 12, 2005
    Posted on: 4/12/2005 4:16:06 PM PDT

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