Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • ISAS "MUSES-C" Asteroid Mission Launched
    Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) - Friday, May 9, 2003
    Posted on: 5/9/2003 7:32:54 AM PDT

  • Reaching for the Asteroids
    Royal Astronomical Society - Thursday, April 10, 2003
    Posted on: 4/10/2003 5:40:25 AM PDT

  • A UK Flotilla To Study Earth-Grazing Asteroids
    Open University - Thursday, April 10, 2003
    Posted on: 4/10/2003 5:35:44 AM PDT

  • Earth is approaching a cometary debris stream that might trigger an unusual Antarctic meteor shower this weekend
    Marshall Space Flight Center - Friday, February 28, 2003
    Posted on: 2/28/2003 6:45:53 PM PDT

  • Kuiper Prize Going to JPL Pioneer in Radar Study of Asteroids
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Wednesday, December 4, 2002
    Posted on: 12/4/2002 11:08:18 AM PDT

  • NASA's Stardust Views Asteroid Annefrank During Dress Rehearsal Encounter
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Monday, November 4, 2002
    Posted on: 11/4/2002 9:38:33 PM PDT

  • Comets: Complex Worlds
    American Astronomical Society - Wednesday, October 9, 2002
    Posted on: 10/9/2002 5:01:09 PM PDT

  • Science Workshop Reveals Evolving Perspective on Asteroid Threat
    National Optical Astronomy Observatory - Friday, September 6, 2002
    Posted on: 9/6/2002 11:59:21 AM PDT

  • Comets Break Up Far and Near
    NASA HQ - Thursday, September 5, 2002
    Posted on: 9/5/2002 10:30:32 AM PDT

  • A sharper look at near Earth asteroid 2002 NY40
    Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes - Tuesday, September 3, 2002
    Posted on: 9/3/2002 5:02:41 PM PDT

  • No Mission Status Releases