Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • Purdue, CU-Boulder study shows how comets break up, make up
    University of Colorado at Boulder - Wednesday, June 1, 2016
    Posted on: 6/1/2016 11:55:49 PM PDT

  • SwRI's Bottke named Fellow of Meteoritical Society
    Southwest Research Institute - Tuesday, May 31, 2016
    Posted on: 5/31/2016 3:01:49 PM PDT

  • Rosetta's Comet Contains Ingredients for Life
    University of Bern - Friday, May 27, 2016
    Posted on: 5/27/2016 7:51:40 PM PDT

  • Clues to Ancient Giant Asteroid Found in Australia
    Australian National University - Tuesday, May 17, 2016
    Posted on: 5/17/2016 11:28:14 PM PDT

  • Dwarf Planet Haumea's Lunar System Smaller than Anticipated
    Florida Institute of Technology - Monday, May 16, 2016
    Posted on: 5/16/2016 10:45:33 PM PDT

  • 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

  • Mission Status Releases

  • The 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko observation campaign in support of the Rosetta mission
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 31, 2017
    Posted on: 5/31/2017 2:05:19 PM PDT

  • Is the Eureka cluster a collisional family of Mars Trojan asteroids?
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 31, 2017
    Posted on: 5/31/2017 2:03:43 PM PDT

  • Sizes and albedos of Mars-crossing asteroids from WISE/NEOWISE data
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 30, 2017
    Posted on: 5/30/2017 10:01:42 PM PDT

  • Discovery of a new branch of the Taurid meteoroid stream as a real source of potentially hazardous bodies
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 29, 2017
    Posted on: 5/29/2017 3:47:22 PM PDT

  • Projected Near-Earth Object Discovery Performance of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 18, 2017
    Posted on: 5/18/2017 2:50:38 PM PDT

  • Shape models and physical properties of asteroids
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 17, 2017
    Posted on: 5/17/2017 1:49:58 PM PDT

  • Ejection of iron-bearing giant-impact fragments and the dynamical and geochemical influence of the fragment re-accretion
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 20, 2017
    Posted on: 4/20/2017 5:58:26 PM PDT

  • Seasonal changes of the volatile density in the coma and on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 17, 2017
    Posted on: 4/17/2017 3:36:24 PM PDT

  • Data mining of near Earth asteroids in the Subaru Suprime-Cam archive
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 17, 2017
    Posted on: 4/17/2017 3:00:23 PM PDT

  • A method for classifying orbits near asteroids
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 17, 2017
    Posted on: 4/17/2017 2:59:33 PM PDT

  • The Future of Stardust Science
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 10, 2017
    Posted on: 4/10/2017 4:45:03 PM PDT

  • OSSOS: V. Diffusion in the orbit of a high-perihelion distant Solar System object
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 7, 2017
    Posted on: 4/7/2017 2:10:43 PM PDT

  • Statistical Analysis of Astrometric Errors for the Most Productive Asteroid Surveys
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 13, 2017
    Posted on: 3/13/2017 2:14:03 PM PDT

  • OSIRIS-REx: Sample Return from Asteroid (101955) Bennu
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 24, 2017
    Posted on: 2/24/2017 4:10:35 PM PDT

  • The Chemical Composition of an Extrasolar Kuiper-Belt-Object
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 14, 2017
    Posted on: 2/14/2017 3:40:56 PM PDT

  • Resolved Spectrophotometric Properties of the Ceres Surface from Dawn Framing Camera Images
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 1, 2017
    Posted on: 2/1/2017 5:10:19 PM PDT

  • 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