Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • SwRI researchers identify asteroid breakup event in the main asteroid belt
    Southwest Research Institute - Wednesday, June 12, 2002
    Posted on: 6/12/2002 12:17:12 PM PDT

  • Hubble Hunts Down Odd Couples at the Fringes of Our Solar System
    Space Telescope Science Institute - Wednesday, April 17, 2002
    Posted on: 4/17/2002 6:19:31 PM PDT

  • European Space Agency to probe asteroid blind spot
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Friday, April 12, 2002
    Posted on: 4/12/2002 11:24:24 PM PDT

  • Comet hunter Carolyn Shoemaker to speak at Cornell April 21
    Cornell University - Friday, April 12, 2002
    Posted on: 4/12/2002 11:22:05 PM PDT

  • Some Asteroids Have Astronomers Seeing Double
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Thursday, April 11, 2002
    Posted on: 4/11/2002 11:38:57 PM PDT

  • Radar reveals five double asteroid systems orbiting each other near Earth, likely formed in close encounters with planet
    Cornell University - Thursday, April 11, 2002
    Posted on: 4/11/2002 10:06:04 PM PDT

  • Researchers find evidence for mechanism that creates near-Earth binary asteroids
    California Institute of Technology - Thursday, April 11, 2002
    Posted on: 4/11/2002 10:04:02 PM PDT

  • New study reveals twice as many asteroids as previously believed
    European Space Agency - Thursday, April 4, 2002
    Posted on: 4/5/2002 7:31:09 AM PDT

  • NASA Dryden, SWRO Search for Vulcanoids
    Dryden Flight Research Center - Wednesday, April 3, 2002
    Posted on: 4/3/2002 9:44:18 PM PDT

  • Bright Comet Meets Bright Galaxy
    Sky and Telescope - Monday, April 1, 2002
    Posted on: 4/1/2002 9:12:52 PM PDT

  • See A Comet Tonight
    Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics - Sunday, March 24, 2002
    Posted on: 3/23/2002 10:49:12 PM PDT

  • Deadline Approaches for Next Round of Shoemaker NEO Grants
    Planetary Society - Tuesday, March 12, 2002
    Posted on: 3/12/2002 3:09:00 PM PDT

  • A Bright Comet Returns - 341 Years Later
    Sky and Telescope - Thursday, March 7, 2002
    Posted on: 3/7/2002 7:42:08 PM PDT

  • Astronomers anticipate meteor "storm" on November 18th
    Sky and Telescope - Friday, November 9, 2001
    Posted on: 11/9/2001 6:48:12 PM PDT

  • First Estimate of the Formation Temperature of Ammonia Ice in a Comet
    National Astronomical Observatory of Japan - Sunday, November 4, 2001
    Posted on: 11/4/2001 8:16:33 PM PDT

  • Leonid meteors likely to storm this November
    Sky and Telescope - Monday, September 24, 2001
    Posted on: 9/24/2001 9:06:41 PM PDT

  • Anticipating the Perseids - NASA Science News
    Marshall Space Flight Center - Tuesday, July 31, 2001
    Posted on: 7/31/2001 8:42:32 PM PDT

  • Ball Aerospace Has Key Role in Unique Comet Study Mission
    Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. - Thursday, May 31, 2001
    Posted on: 6/2/2001 7:48:04 PM PDT

  • Near-Earth Asteroid is Two Chunks in One
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Wednesday, May 30, 2001
    Posted on: 5/30/2001 6:44:53 PM PDT

  • NASA Gives Green Light for Deep Impact Mission Development
    NASA HQ - Thursday, May 24, 2001
    Posted on: 5/24/2001 3:09:53 PM PDT

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