Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • IAU Meteor Data Center - the shower database: a status report
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 5, 2016
    Posted on: 7/5/2016 10:03:50 PM PDT

  • The end states of long-period comets and the origin of Halley-type comets
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 28, 2016
    Posted on: 6/28/2016 11:25:11 PM PDT

  • The Albedo Distribution of Near Earth Asteroids
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 28, 2016
    Posted on: 6/28/2016 11:23:47 PM PDT

  • The Origin of Chaos in the Orbit of Comet 1P/Halley
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 23, 2016
    Posted on: 6/23/2016 3:59:51 PM PDT

  • 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