Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • Asteroid Day: Events & Webcasts Set for June 30; 100X Declaration Open for Signatures
    Asteroid Day - Tuesday, June 23, 2015
    Posted on: 6/23/2015 2:58:37 PM PDT

  • Experts to Report on Progress in Defense Against Near-Earth Objects
    National Institute of Aerospace - Monday, June 22, 2015
    Posted on: 6/22/2015 6:51:43 PM PDT

  • B612 Foundation and CalAcademy to Host June 30 Asteroid Day in San Francisco
    B612 Foundation - Wednesday, June 3, 2015
    Posted on: 6/3/2015 4:48:23 PM PDT

  • NASA Seeks Additional Information for Asteroid Redirect Mission Spacecraft
    NASA HQ - Monday, May 18, 2015
    Posted on: 5/18/2015 8:11:30 PM PDT

  • ASU Fulbright winner Meenakshi Wadhwa to study Mars meteorite at premier India institute
    Arizona State University - Thursday, May 7, 2015
    Posted on: 5/8/2015 1:32:14 AM PDT

  • Meteorites key to the story of Earth's layers
    Australian National University - Wednesday, April 15, 2015
    Posted on: 4/15/2015 2:25:05 PM PDT

  • Free Contest to Give Your Name to an Asteroid
    First Light Magazine - Wednesday, April 15, 2015
    Posted on: 4/15/2015 2:07:07 PM PDT

  • NASA Releases Tool Enabling Citizen Scientists to Examine Asteroid Vesta
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, March 31, 2015
    Posted on: 3/31/2015 10:59:56 PM PDT

  • NASA's Next Steps to Mars Will Be on Langley Legs
    Langley Research Center - Friday, March 27, 2015
    Posted on: 3/27/2015 9:14:16 PM PDT

  • NASA Asteroid Hunter Spacecraft Data Available to Public
    NASA HQ - Thursday, March 26, 2015
    Posted on: 3/26/2015 10:30:42 PM PDT

  • NASA to Discuss Progress Today on Asteroid Initiative
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, March 25, 2015
    Posted on: 3/25/2015 4:33:46 PM PDT

  • World's largest asteroid impacts found in central Australia
    Australian National University - Monday, March 23, 2015
    Posted on: 3/23/2015 2:26:06 PM PDT

  • Second natural quasicrystal found in ancient meteorite
    Princeton University - Thursday, March 19, 2015
    Posted on: 3/19/2015 3:16:05 PM PDT

  • Other Asteroids Contributed Elusive Olivine to Vesta
    Planetary Science Institute - Tuesday, March 17, 2015
    Posted on: 3/17/2015 2:02:17 PM PDT

  • New Desktop Application Has Potential to Increase Asteroid Detection, Now Available to Public
    NASA HQ - Sunday, March 15, 2015
    Posted on: 3/16/2015 12:41:38 AM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • Evidence for Gas from a Disintegrating Extrasolar Asteroid
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 26, 2016
    Posted on: 7/26/2016 4:25:32 PM PDT

  • Gone in a Blaze of Glory: the Demise of Comet C/2015 D1 (SOHO)
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 26, 2016
    Posted on: 7/26/2016 4:14:20 PM PDT

  • The Mission Accessible Near-Earth Objects Survey (MANOS): first photometric results
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 14, 2016
    Posted on: 7/14/2016 6:01:46 PM PDT

  • On the origin of inner coma structures observed by Rosetta during a diurnal rotation of comet 67P
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 14, 2016
    Posted on: 7/14/2016 5:58:31 PM PDT