Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • Close-up Hubble Images Show New Details of Comet
    Planetary Science Institute - Friday, May 13, 2016
    Posted on: 5/13/2016 3:55:21 PM PDT

  • SwRI-led team identifies clathrate ices in comet 67P
    Southwest Research Institute - Friday, April 8, 2016
    Posted on: 4/8/2016 6:17:24 PM PDT

  • Shock compression research shows hexagonal diamond could serve as meteor impact marker
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Monday, March 14, 2016
    Posted on: 3/14/2016 8:37:38 PM PDT

  • Dust grains could be remnants of stellar explosions billions of years ago
    Mississippi State University - Tuesday, March 8, 2016
    Posted on: 3/8/2016 11:09:06 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Won't Hit Earth, but Will Get Close
    Cornell University - Tuesday, March 1, 2016
    Posted on: 3/1/2016 3:18:09 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Day 2016 Under Way
    Asteroid Day - Tuesday, February 9, 2016
    Posted on: 2/9/2016 3:33:37 PM PDT

  • Astronomers Recall Discovery of Source of Geminid Meteors
    University of Leicester - Monday, December 14, 2015
    Posted on: 12/14/2015 2:13:22 PM PDT

  • NASA to Broadcast Geminid Meteor Shower Program Dec. 13
    Marshall Space Flight Center - Wednesday, December 9, 2015
    Posted on: 12/9/2015 5:38:39 PM PDT

  • Near-Earth Asteroid 2015 TB145 Passes By Without a Fright!
    Arecibo Observatory - Friday, October 30, 2015
    Posted on: 10/31/2015 12:52:42 AM PDT

  • Halloween Asteroid Likely a Dead Comet
    Planetary Science Institute - Friday, October 30, 2015
    Posted on: 10/31/2015 12:51:20 AM PDT

  • What smacks into Ceres stays on Ceres, research suggests
    Brown University - Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    Posted on: 10/14/2015 9:46:21 PM PDT

  • Comet Encke: A solar windsock observed by NASA's STEREO
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    Posted on: 10/13/2015 10:55:24 PM PDT

  • New 'digital tracking' technique detects more than 150 new asteroids, measures distance
    Western University - Friday, August 28, 2015
    Posted on: 8/28/2015 2:04:48 PM PDT

  • ANSMET team 2015-16
    Case Western Reserve University - Friday, August 7, 2015
    Posted on: 8/8/2015 1:52:31 AM PDT

  • SwRI scientist selected for NASA Antarctic hunt for meteorites
    Southwest Research Institute - Friday, August 7, 2015
    Posted on: 8/7/2015 11:30:21 PM PDT

  • New Study Sheds Light on Origin of Most Common Meteorites
    Planetary Science Institute - Wednesday, August 5, 2015
    Posted on: 8/5/2015 4:28:09 PM PDT

  • Philae results shed light on the nature of comets
    American Association for the Advancement of Science - Thursday, July 30, 2015
    Posted on: 7/30/2015 9:09:19 PM PDT

  • Vesta's Potassium-to-Thorium Ratio Reveals Hot Origins
    Planetary Science Institute - Wednesday, July 22, 2015
    Posted on: 7/22/2015 7:15:07 PM PDT

  • JAXA Competition to Name Hayabusa2 Target Asteroid 1999 JU3
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) - Wednesday, July 22, 2015
    Posted on: 7/22/2015 2:54:59 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Day Event/Webcast at Calif. Academy of Sciences
    Asteroid Day - Thursday, June 25, 2015
    Posted on: 6/25/2015 3:08:04 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Diffusion of Oxygen Isotopes in Thermally Evolving Planetesimals and Size Ranges of Presolar Silicate Grains
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 25, 2017
    Posted on: 1/25/2017 2:46:50 PM PDT

  • National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Strategy
    White House - January 3, 2017
    Posted on: 1/3/2017 5:09:29 PM PDT

  • Chaos in some young asteroid families
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 16, 2016
    Posted on: 12/16/2016 4:59:46 PM PDT

  • Asteroid-Comet Continuum Objects in the Solar System
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 1, 2016
    Posted on: 12/1/2016 4:29:38 PM PDT

  • Near-infrared thermal emission from near-Earth asteroids: Aspect-dependent variability
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 15, 2016
    Posted on: 11/15/2016 3:29:47 PM PDT

  • Shape model of asteroid (130) Elektra
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 15, 2016
    Posted on: 11/15/2016 3:28:59 PM PDT

  • PANIC - A surface science package for the in situ characterization of a near-Earth asteroid
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 2, 2016
    Posted on: 11/2/2016 6:14:11 PM PDT

  • V-type Near-Earth asteroids: dynamics, close encounters and impacts with terrestrial planets
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 18, 2016
    Posted on: 10/18/2016 1:31:14 PM PDT

  • Two suitable targets for the ARM and MarcoPolo-M5 space missions
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 4, 2016
    Posted on: 10/5/2016 12:30:56 AM PDT

  • Detection of Water and/or Hydroxyl on Asteroid (16) Psyche
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 4, 2016
    Posted on: 10/5/2016 12:29:55 AM PDT

  • White House and NASA Defend Asteroid Redirect Mission, Senate Skeptical in New Bill
    American Institute of Physics - September 16, 2016
    Posted on: 9/16/2016 8:05:15 PM PDT

  • NASA Solicitation Asteroid Redirect Mission Umbrella for Partnerships (ARM-UP) Released
    NASA HQ - September 7, 2016
    Posted on: 9/7/2016 7:58:32 PM PDT

  • Thermal Tomography of Asteroid Surface Structure
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 25, 2016
    Posted on: 8/25/2016 4:02:46 PM PDT

  • On the influence of impact effect modelling for global asteroid impact risk distribution
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 25, 2016
    Posted on: 8/25/2016 3:48:40 PM PDT

  • NEOSurvey 1: Initial results from the Warm Spitzer Exploration Science Survey of Near Earth Object Properties
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 15, 2016
    Posted on: 8/15/2016 1:52:05 PM PDT

  • Discovery of A New Retrograde Trans-Neptunian Object
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 8, 2016
    Posted on: 8/8/2016 9:55:10 PM PDT

  • Asteroid (469219) 2016 HO3, the smallest and closest Earth quasi-satellite
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 5, 2016
    Posted on: 8/5/2016 3:09:33 PM PDT

  • Orbital and Physical Characteristics of Meter-scale Impactors from Airburst Observations
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 26, 2016
    Posted on: 7/26/2016 4:31:48 PM PDT

  • Lunar impact flashes from Geminids, analysis of luminous efficiencies and the flux of large meteoroids on Earth
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 26, 2016
    Posted on: 7/26/2016 4:30:20 PM PDT

  • Debris Engine: A Potential Thruster for Space Debris Removal
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 26, 2016
    Posted on: 7/26/2016 4:28:31 PM PDT