Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • Scientists solve mystery of Meteor Crater's missing melted rocks
    University of Arizona - Wednesday, March 9, 2005
    Posted on: 3/9/2005 7:44:33 PM PDT

  • SwRI Researchers Show Giant Kuiper Belt Planetoid Sedna May Have Formed Far Beyond Pluto
    Southwest Research Institute - Monday, January 10, 2005
    Posted on: 1/10/2005 8:19:17 PM PDT

  • HAYABUSA's ion engines achieve 20,000 hours of Space Operation
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) - Thursday, December 30, 2004
    Posted on: 12/30/2004 5:39:34 PM PDT

  • Seismic Shaking Erased Small Impact Craters on Asteroid Eros
    University of Arizona - Friday, November 26, 2004
    Posted on: 11/26/2004 10:24:20 AM PDT

  • Good News for Pluto: Astronomers Say KBOs May Be Smaller Than Thought
    University of Arizona - Wednesday, November 10, 2004
    Posted on: 11/10/2004 7:05:51 PM PDT

  • Ecosystem remodelling among vertebrates during the Permian-Triassic extinction
    University of Bristol - Wednesday, November 3, 2004
    Posted on: 11/3/2004 9:11:32 PM PDT

  • Antarctic meteorites: Chip off the red planet
    The Antarctic Sun - Saturday, October 30, 2004
    Posted on: 10/31/2004 5:01:38 PM PDT

  • Meteorite Crater Drilling Provides Extensive Samples -- and a Mystery
    Austrian Science Fund - Wednesday, October 20, 2004
    Posted on: 10/20/2004 8:47:52 PM PDT

  • UK astronomers Scan the Skies for Threat from Space
    Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council - Wednesday, October 13, 2004
    Posted on: 10/13/2004 8:36:22 AM PDT

  • Ignition threshold for impact-generated fires
    Southwest Research Institute - Sunday, August 29, 2004
    Posted on: 8/29/2004 7:09:37 PM PDT

  • NEO News: Closest Asteroid 2004 FU162
    Ames Research Center - Wednesday, August 25, 2004
    Posted on: 8/25/2004 2:00:38 PM PDT

  • Well-preserved layer of material ejected from Chesapeake Bay meteor-strike discovered
    University of Georgia - Monday, August 23, 2004
    Posted on: 8/23/2004 2:40:41 PM PDT

  • What Is a Comet Made Of?
    University of California-Davis - Tuesday, August 10, 2004
    Posted on: 8/10/2004 7:51:26 AM PDT

  • Asteroid fragments on a fast collision course with Earth
    Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich - Wednesday, July 14, 2004
    Posted on: 7/14/2004 5:07:28 PM PDT

  • Meteorite crash turned Earth inside out: study
    University of Toronto - Friday, June 4, 2004
    Posted on: 6/4/2004 7:38:43 AM PDT

  • Help Us Find and Track Dangerous Asteroids and Comets!
    Planetary Society - Thursday, May 27, 2004
    Posted on: 5/27/2004 6:22:07 AM PDT

  • Close-up Image of Comet C/2001 Q4 (NEAT) From Kitt Peak Observatory
    National Optical Astronomy Observatory - Wednesday, May 26, 2004
    Posted on: 5/26/2004 8:32:06 AM PDT

  • Study: Dinosaurs Died Within Hours After Asteroid Hit Earth 65 Million Years Ago
    University of Colorado at Boulder - Wednesday, May 26, 2004
    Posted on: 5/26/2004 7:32:38 AM PDT

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