Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • On-line Spacewatch Volunteer Discovers Close-approaching Asteroid
    University of Arizona - Thursday, January 22, 2004
    Posted on: 1/22/2004 9:59:38 AM PDT

  • NASA Scientists Use Radar to Detect Asteroid Force
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Saturday, December 6, 2003
    Posted on: 12/6/2003 1:19:01 PM PDT

  • New evidence says Earth's greatest extinction caused by ancient meteorite
    University of Rochester - Thursday, November 20, 2003
    Posted on: 11/20/2003 6:12:52 PM PDT

  • ISAS/JAXA Researchers discover evidence of hydrated and/or hydroxylated minerals on the surface of asteroid 4 Vesta
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) - Friday, November 7, 2003
    Posted on: 11/7/2003 6:15:41 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Hermes, lost for 66 years, is found to be two objects orbiting each other, astronomers using Arecibo telescope report
    Cornell University - Thursday, October 23, 2003
    Posted on: 10/23/2003 6:25:08 PM PDT

  • Large asteroid is two orbiting objects
    University of California Los Angeles - Thursday, October 23, 2003
    Posted on: 10/23/2003 6:24:01 PM PDT

  • Near-Earth Asteroid Hermes Re-spotted: Its a Bright Binary
    Lowell Observatory - Tuesday, October 21, 2003
    Posted on: 10/21/2003 9:22:12 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Hermes is Found
    Sky and Telescope - Friday, October 17, 2003
    Posted on: 10/17/2003 8:59:31 AM PDT

  • Asteroid Hermes is Found
    Sky and Telescope - Friday, October 17, 2003
    Posted on: 10/17/2003 8:59:11 AM PDT

  • New Satellites of Uranus Discovered in 2003
    University of Hawaii - Monday, October 13, 2003
    Posted on: 10/13/2003 5:06:22 PM PDT

  • MUSES-C Target Asteroid 1998 SF36 has been renamed "ITOKAWA"
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) - Tuesday, October 7, 2003
    Posted on: 10/7/2003 5:32:15 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Whizzes Very Close By Earth
    Lowell Observatory - Friday, October 3, 2003
    Posted on: 10/3/2003 9:18:36 PM PDT

  • Availability of particles from collection surfaces exposed in the Stratosphere during
    Johnson Space Center - Tuesday, September 16, 2003
    Posted on: 9/16/2003 3:56:46 PM PDT

  • Optical Detection of Anomalous Nitrogen in Comets
    European Southern Observatory - Friday, September 12, 2003
    Posted on: 9/12/2003 9:00:44 AM PDT

  • MIT researchers reassess asteroid hazards
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Friday, September 12, 2003
    Posted on: 9/12/2003 8:46:49 AM PDT

  • Sunlight makes asteroids spin in strange ways
    Southwest Research Institute - Wednesday, September 10, 2003
    Posted on: 9/10/2003 8:52:02 PM PDT

  • Keck AO Images of Asteroid (511) Davida
    W.M. Keck Observatory - Thursday, September 4, 2003
    Posted on: 9/4/2003 2:52:36 PM PDT

  • A Rock By Any Other Name
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Friday, August 8, 2003
    Posted on: 8/8/2003 7:32:33 AM PDT

  • View of comets as pristine relics of solar system formation evolves
    Southwest Research Institute - Wednesday, August 6, 2003
    Posted on: 8/6/2003 10:09:13 AM PDT

  • Catching a Comet's Tail in the Earth's Upper Atmosphere
    Johnson Space Center - Thursday, July 10, 2003
    Posted on: 7/10/2003 9:02:49 AM PDT

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