Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • Japan's Hayabusa acquires images of Earth and the moon
    Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) - Thursday, May 20, 2004
    Posted on: 5/20/2004 6:40:31 AM PDT

  • Evidence for meteor impact near Australia linked to largest extinction in Earth's history
    University of California Santa Barbara - Friday, May 14, 2004
    Posted on: 5/14/2004 7:38:03 AM PDT

  • Impact at Bedout: 'Smoking Gun' of Giant Collision That Nearly Ended Life on Earth is Identified Near Australia
    University of Rochester - Friday, May 14, 2004
    Posted on: 5/14/2004 7:36:53 AM PDT

  • Astronomer prepares for appearance of two comets
    University of Chicago - Tuesday, April 27, 2004
    Posted on: 4/27/2004 7:16:56 AM PDT

  • Web-based program calculates effects of an Earth impact
    University of Arizona - Monday, April 12, 2004
    Posted on: 4/12/2004 10:38:01 AM PDT

  • Recently Discovered Near-Earth Asteroid Makes Record-breaking Approach to Earth
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Thursday, March 18, 2004
    Posted on: 3/18/2004 11:47:03 AM PDT

  • House Passes Asteroid Legislation and Bill to Help Non-Profit Organizations
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - Thursday, March 4, 2004
    Posted on: 3/4/2004 11:15:05 AM PDT

  • Planetary scientists find planetoid in Kuiper Belt; could be biggest yet discovered
    California Institute of Technology - Friday, February 20, 2004
    Posted on: 2/20/2004 9:18:02 AM PDT

  • 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

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