Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • 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