Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • CubeSats offered deep-space ride on ESA asteroid probe
    European Space Agency - Thursday, February 26, 2015
    Posted on: 2/26/2015 3:27:29 PM PDT

  • B612 Foundation Statement on Second Anniversary of Chelyabinsk Asteroid Impact
    B612 Foundation - Thursday, February 12, 2015
    Posted on: 2/13/2015 12:24:45 AM PDT

  • Rosetta Comet Exploration Team Earns Swigert Award for Space Exploration
    Spaceguard Foundation - Tuesday, January 27, 2015
    Posted on: 1/27/2015 6:14:50 PM PDT

  • PSI Scientists Study Surface Composition of Asteroid 2004 BL86 During Close Flyby of Earth
    Planetary Science Institute - Tuesday, January 27, 2015
    Posted on: 1/27/2015 6:12:42 PM PDT

  • Mountain-size Asteroid 2004 BL86 Passes Earth on January 26-27
    Sky and Telescope - Monday, January 26, 2015
    Posted on: 1/26/2015 4:37:45 PM PDT

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  • A first peek beneath the surface of a comet
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    Posted on: 1/23/2015 10:30:28 PM PDT

  • Asteroid to Fly By Earth Safely on January 26
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Wednesday, January 14, 2015
    Posted on: 1/14/2015 11:43:04 PM PDT

  • Meteorite material born in molten spray as embryo planets collided
    Purdue University - Wednesday, January 14, 2015
    Posted on: 1/14/2015 7:15:28 PM PDT

  • A twist on planetary origins
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Wednesday, January 14, 2015
    Posted on: 1/14/2015 7:04:12 PM PDT

  • NASA to Discuss Today Asteroid Redirect Mission Capture Concept, Next Step in Journey to Mars
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, December 17, 2014
    Posted on: 12/17/2014 4:26:01 PM PDT

  • Earth's most abundant mineral finally has a name
    Argonne National Laboratory - Friday, December 12, 2014
    Posted on: 12/12/2014 11:45:07 PM PDT

  • Declaration to Increase Detection of Dangerous Asteroids by 100X Signed
    Asteroid Day - Wednesday, December 3, 2014
    Posted on: 12/3/2014 7:49:33 PM PDT

  • Astronauts, Scientists, Nobel Laureates, Technologists & Artists to Announce Asteroid Awareness Day
    Asteroid Day - Wednesday, November 26, 2014
    Posted on: 11/26/2014 6:54:50 PM PDT

  • NASA Announces New Opportunities for Public Participation in Asteroid Grand Challenge
    NASA HQ - Friday, November 21, 2014
    Posted on: 11/21/2014 9:05:10 PM PDT

  • Leonid Meteor Shower Best Before Dawn Nov. 17th
    McDonald Observatory - Thursday, November 13, 2014
    Posted on: 11/13/2014 4:57:33 PM PDT

  • Tel Aviv University Research Leads to Historic Comet Landing
    Tel Aviv University - Thursday, November 13, 2014
    Posted on: 11/13/2014 4:50:31 PM PDT

  • A Visual Journey to Asteroid Bennu
    University of Arizona - Wednesday, November 12, 2014
    Posted on: 11/12/2014 7:14:10 PM PDT

  • New Insights Into Comet Siding Spring
    Planetary Science Institute - Monday, November 10, 2014
    Posted on: 11/11/2014 1:15:32 AM PDT

  • First Observations of Surfaces of Oort Cloud Objects
    University of Hawaii - Monday, November 10, 2014
    Posted on: 11/10/2014 7:04:16 PM PDT

  • SwRI Team Telescope Effort Reveals Asteroid's Size
    Southwest Research Institute - Monday, November 10, 2014
    Posted on: 11/10/2014 7:02:18 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Poynting-Robertson drag and solar wind in the space debris problem
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 16, 2016
    Posted on: 6/16/2016 4:50:49 PM PDT

  • Beyond the Kuiper Belt Edge: New High Perihelion Trans-Neptunian Objects With Moderate Semi-major Axes and Eccentricities
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 10, 2016
    Posted on: 6/10/2016 4:19:11 PM PDT

  • Orbital, spin state and thermophysical characterization of near-Earth asteroid (3200) Phaethon
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 22, 2016
    Posted on: 5/22/2016 7:13:51 PM PDT

  • A Deep Search for Additional Satellites around the Dwarf Planet Haumea
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 12, 2016
    Posted on: 5/13/2016 1:11:32 AM PDT

  • Why is there no von Neumann probe on Ceres? Error catastrophe can explain the Fermi-Hart Paradox
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 11, 2016
    Posted on: 5/11/2016 6:53:36 PM PDT

  • Potential Jupiter-Family Comet Contamination of the Main Asteroid Belt
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 29, 2016
    Posted on: 4/29/2016 5:04:00 PM PDT

  • The near-Earth asteroids population from two decades of observations
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 26, 2016
    Posted on: 4/26/2016 10:43:53 PM PDT

  • A note on cement in asteroids
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 26, 2016
    Posted on: 4/26/2016 10:41:10 PM PDT

  • Directed Energy Missions for Planetary Defense
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 18, 2016
    Posted on: 4/18/2016 1:28:38 PM PDT

  • Capillary Action in a Crack on the Surface of Asteroids with an Application to 433 Eros
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 18, 2016
    Posted on: 4/18/2016 1:25:48 PM PDT

  • Modeling the Performance of the LSST in Surveying the Near-Earth Object Population
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 14, 2016
    Posted on: 4/14/2016 4:18:31 PM PDT

  • Capabilities of Earth-based radar facilities for near-Earth asteroid observations
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 6, 2016
    Posted on: 4/6/2016 4:08:26 PM PDT

  • Prevailing dust-transport directions on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 5, 2016
    Posted on: 4/5/2016 4:33:39 PM PDT

  • Why are Jupiter-family comets active and asteroids in cometary-like orbits inactive?
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 1, 2016
    Posted on: 4/1/2016 3:28:07 PM PDT

  • Rotational properties of the Haumea family members and candidates: Short-term variability
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 15, 2016
    Posted on: 3/15/2016 5:11:13 PM PDT

  • On the oldest asteroid families in the main belt
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 3, 2016
    Posted on: 3/3/2016 10:24:47 PM PDT

  • Orbit and dynamic origin of the recently recovered Annama's H5 chondrite
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 26, 2016
    Posted on: 2/26/2016 2:04:47 PM PDT

  • Barringer Family Fund for Meteorite Impact Research Grant Applications for 2016 Now Being Accepted
    Planetary Exploration Newsletter - February 21, 2016
    Posted on: 2/22/2016 1:53:16 AM PDT

  • Asteroid 4 Vesta: dynamical and collisional evolution during the Late Heavy Bombardment
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 3, 2016
    Posted on: 2/3/2016 8:36:10 PM PDT

  • Drifting Asteroid Fragments Around WD 1145+017
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 3, 2016
    Posted on: 2/3/2016 8:35:15 PM PDT