Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • Secular resonances with Ceres and Vesta
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 8, 2016
    Posted on: 7/8/2016 5:22:37 PM PDT

  • On the Ages of Resonant, Eroded and Fossil Asteroid Families
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 8, 2016
    Posted on: 7/8/2016 5:21:01 PM PDT

  • Hubble Space Telescope Observations of Active Asteroid 324P/La Sagra
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 5, 2016
    Posted on: 7/5/2016 10:09:56 PM PDT

  • NEOWISE Reactivation Mission Year Two: Asteroid Diameters and Albedos
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 5, 2016
    Posted on: 7/5/2016 10:08:16 PM PDT