Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • Seven Internationally Famous Specks of Dust
    Washington University in St. Louis - Thursday, November 6, 2014
    Posted on: 11/6/2014 3:30:02 PM PDT

  • The Perfume of Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko
    University of Bern - Thursday, October 23, 2014
    Posted on: 10/23/2014 4:13:57 PM PDT

  • Smith on Mars Flyby of Comet Siding Spring
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - Sunday, October 19, 2014
    Posted on: 10/19/2014 11:59:29 PM PDT

  • Discovery of Benesov Meteorites 20 Years After Bolide Event
    Astronomy & Astrophysics - Tuesday, October 14, 2014
    Posted on: 10/14/2014 3:18:25 PM PDT

  • NASA to Unveil New Engineering Center and Demo Asteroid Redirect Hardware
    Langley Research Center - Thursday, October 9, 2014
    Posted on: 10/9/2014 7:43:58 PM PDT

  • NASA Prepares Science Fleet for Oct. 19 Mars Comet Encounter
    NASA HQ - Thursday, October 9, 2014
    Posted on: 10/9/2014 7:41:37 PM PDT

  • NASA OIG Report: NASA's Efforts to Identify Near-Earth Objects and Mitigate Hazards
    NASA Office of Inspector General - Monday, September 15, 2014
    Posted on: 9/15/2014 7:58:00 PM PDT

  • Mysteries of space dust revealed
    Argonne National Laboratory - Friday, August 29, 2014
    Posted on: 8/29/2014 10:26:20 PM PDT

  • Informing NASA's Asteroid Initiative: A citizen forum
    Arizona State University - Friday, August 29, 2014
    Posted on: 8/29/2014 10:25:04 PM PDT

  • Violent solar system history uncovered by WA meteorite
    Curtin University - Friday, August 8, 2014
    Posted on: 8/8/2014 3:06:09 PM PDT

  • Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chai Smith Statement on NASA Advisory Council Recommendations
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - Friday, August 1, 2014
    Posted on: 8/1/2014 5:36:14 PM PDT

  • Comet ISON's Final Hours
    Max Planck Institute - Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    Posted on: 7/16/2014 2:26:04 PM PDT

  • NASA Announces Latest Progress, Upcoming Milestones in Hunt for Asteroids
    NASA HQ - Thursday, June 19, 2014
    Posted on: 6/19/2014 7:17:59 PM PDT

  • Comet's Brush with Mars Offers Opportunity, Not Danger
    University of Maryland - Thursday, June 19, 2014
    Posted on: 6/19/2014 4:32:09 PM PDT

  • NASA Update to Highlight Progress, Upcoming Milestones for Asteroid Redirect Mission, Observation, Grand Challenge
    NASA HQ - Monday, June 16, 2014
    Posted on: 6/16/2014 5:04:57 PM PDT

  • B612 Press Conference on Protecting Earth from Asteroid Impacts
    B612 Foundation - Friday, April 4, 2014
    Posted on: 4/4/2014 10:14:44 PM PDT

  • Asteroid 2007 VK184 Eliminated as Impact Risk to Earth
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Friday, April 4, 2014
    Posted on: 4/4/2014 7:28:19 PM PDT

  • Researchers Discover Origin of Soil on Small Asteroids
    Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) - Thursday, April 3, 2014
    Posted on: 4/4/2014 1:25:31 AM PDT

  • French, American team finds regolith of small asteroids formed by thermal fatigue
    Southwest Research Institute - Wednesday, April 2, 2014
    Posted on: 4/2/2014 5:42:29 PM PDT

  • NASA Announces Media Opportunities for Asteroid Forum
    - Tuesday, March 25, 2014
    Posted on: 3/25/2014 7:51:11 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • Asteroid Day: 2016 Events on 30 June; Press Conference on 9 February
    Asteroid Day - January 28, 2016
    Posted on: 1/28/2016 8:39:24 PM PDT

  • Far from random: dynamical groupings among the NEO population
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 26, 2016
    Posted on: 1/26/2016 4:25:24 PM PDT

  • Temporary Capture of Asteroids by a Planet: Dependence of Prograde/Retrograde Capture on Asteroids' Semimajor Axes
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 26, 2016
    Posted on: 1/26/2016 4:24:18 PM PDT

  • Comet formation in collapsing pebble clouds. What cometary bulk density implies for the cloud mass and dust-to-ice ratio
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 25, 2016
    Posted on: 1/25/2016 8:55:28 PM PDT

  • Small-body deflection techniques using spacecraft: techniques in simulating the fate of ejecta
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 25, 2016
    Posted on: 1/25/2016 8:51:55 PM PDT

  • Orbital Simulations on Deflecting Near-Earth Objects by Directed Energy
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 15, 2016
    Posted on: 1/15/2016 5:35:38 PM PDT

  • Spectral properties of near-Earth and Mars-crossing asteroids using Sloan photometry
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 12, 2016
    Posted on: 1/12/2016 8:17:23 PM PDT

  • Dealing with Uncertainties in Asteroid Deflection Demonstration Missions: NEOTwIST
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 12, 2016
    Posted on: 1/12/2016 8:16:28 PM PDT

  • Compositional characterisation of the Themis family
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 12, 2016
    Posted on: 1/12/2016 8:15:25 PM PDT

  • Genetic Algorithm Based Robust and Optimal Path Planning for Sample-Return Mission from an Asteroid on an Earth Fly-By Trajectory
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 5, 2016
    Posted on: 1/5/2016 5:17:17 PM PDT

  • Improved Algorithms for Radar-based Reconstruction of Asteroid Shapes
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 5, 2016
    Posted on: 1/5/2016 5:14:51 PM PDT

  • The global impact distribution of Near-Earth objects
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 31, 2015
    Posted on: 12/31/2015 4:39:34 PM PDT

  • From horseshoe to quasi-satellite and back again: the curious dynamics of Earth co-orbital asteroid 2015 SO2
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 30, 2015
    Posted on: 11/30/2015 3:19:40 PM PDT

  • Asteroids@home - A BOINC distributed computing project for asteroid shape reconstruction
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 30, 2015
    Posted on: 11/30/2015 3:18:29 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Discovery and Characterization with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 11, 2015
    Posted on: 11/11/2015 2:52:26 PM PDT

  • Photometric Properties of Ceres from Telescopic Observations using Dawn Framing Camera Color Filters
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 9, 2015
    Posted on: 11/9/2015 12:44:10 PM PDT

  • Asteroids and the James Webb Space Telescope
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 9, 2015
    Posted on: 11/9/2015 12:34:21 PM PDT

  • The Ch-class asteroids: Connecting a visible taxonomic class to a 3-μm band shape
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 9, 2015
    Posted on: 11/9/2015 12:32:42 PM PDT

  • Main-belt comets: sublimation-driven activity in the asteroid belt
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 9, 2015
    Posted on: 11/9/2015 12:31:30 PM PDT