Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • NASA Seeks Proposals on Asteroid Redirect Mission Concepts Development
    NASA HQ - Friday, March 21, 2014
    Posted on: 3/21/2014 6:44:13 PM PDT

  • NASA to Host Media Teleconference on an Asteroid Initiative Broad Agency Announcement
    NASA HQ - Thursday, March 20, 2014
    Posted on: 3/21/2014 1:25:59 AM PDT

  • Asteroid to Black Out Bright Naked-Eye Star Late Wednesday Night
    Sky and Telescope - Thursday, March 13, 2014
    Posted on: 3/13/2014 4:56:41 PM PDT

  • Update on NASA Asteroid Initiative Opportunities Forum
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, March 12, 2014
    Posted on: 3/12/2014 10:07:25 PM PDT

  • Be an Asteroid Hunter in NASA's First Asteroid Grand Challenge Contest Series
    NASA HQ - Monday, March 10, 2014
    Posted on: 3/10/2014 7:34:27 PM PDT

  • Be an Asteroid Hunter in NASA's First Asteroid Grand Challenge Contest Series
    Planetary Resources - Monday, March 10, 2014
    Posted on: 3/10/2014 3:05:02 PM PDT

  • Help Slooh and The Minor Planet Center Track Near-Earth Asteroid "2014 CU13"
    SLOOH - Wednesday, March 5, 2014
    Posted on: 3/5/2014 3:00:57 PM PDT

  • B612 Foundation & Broken Bells Partner to Protect Earth
    B612 Foundation - Wednesday, March 5, 2014
    Posted on: 3/5/2014 2:50:44 PM PDT

  • NASA Marshall Meteor Experts to Answer Reddit Questions Online
    Marshall Space Flight Center - Monday, March 3, 2014
    Posted on: 3/3/2014 4:41:20 PM PDT

  • Subaru Telescope Detects Rare Form of Nitrogen in Comet ISON
    National Astronomical Observatory of Japan - Thursday, February 27, 2014
    Posted on: 2/27/2014 8:25:35 PM PDT

  • NASA to Hold Asteroid Initiative Opportunities Forum
    NASA HQ - Monday, February 24, 2014
    Posted on: 2/24/2014 2:47:46 PM PDT

  • Telescope Detects Rare Form of Nitrogen in Comet ISON
    National Astronomical Observatory of Japan - Thursday, February 20, 2014
    Posted on: 2/20/2014 11:15:17 PM PDT

  • National Space Society Position on Protecting Earth From Cosmic Impacts
    National Space Society - Monday, February 17, 2014
    Posted on: 2/17/2014 3:44:37 PM PDT

  • NASA Experts Continue to Engage United Nations on NASA's Asteroid Initiative
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, February 11, 2014
    Posted on: 2/12/2014 12:29:02 AM PDT

  • Getting Ready For Asteroids
    European Space Agency - Wednesday, February 5, 2014
    Posted on: 2/5/2014 11:41:46 PM PDT

  • IAU Names Asteroids for Prominent Variable-Star Observers
    International Astronomical Union - Monday, February 3, 2014
    Posted on: 2/3/2014 8:01:08 PM PDT

  • NASA Hosts Nov. 26 Teleconference and Nov. 28 Hangout to Discuss Comet Nearing Sun
    NASA HQ - Monday, November 25, 2013
    Posted on: 11/26/2013 1:03:22 AM PDT

  • Planetary Resources Partners with NASA to Crowdsource Asteroid Detection
    Planetary Resources - Thursday, November 21, 2013
    Posted on: 11/21/2013 11:52:39 PM PDT

  • NASA, Planetary Resources Sign Agreement to Crowdsource Asteroid Detection
    - Thursday, November 21, 2013
    Posted on: 11/21/2013 11:51:19 PM PDT

  • B612 Foundation receives support from ICES
    B612 Foundation - Wednesday, November 13, 2013
    Posted on: 11/14/2013 2:21:23 AM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Active Asteroids: Main-Belt Comets and Disrupted Asteroids
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 9, 2015
    Posted on: 11/9/2015 12:30:52 PM PDT

  • Chang'e-2 spacecraft observations of asteroid 4179 Toutatis
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 9, 2015
    Posted on: 11/9/2015 12:30:02 PM PDT

  • Cometary Science with the James Webb Space Telescope
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 22, 2015
    Posted on: 10/23/2015 2:32:10 AM PDT

  • Observing Near-Earth Objects with the James Webb Space Telescope
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 20, 2015
    Posted on: 10/20/2015 4:09:21 PM PDT

  • 1999 JU3, Target of Asteroid Explorer Hayabusa2, Is Named Ryugu
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) - October 5, 2015
    Posted on: 10/6/2015 3:59:55 AM PDT

  • Evidence for Pebbles in Comets
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - September 4, 2015
    Posted on: 9/4/2015 2:31:48 PM PDT

  • Asteroid 2015 DB216: a recurring co-orbital companion to Uranus
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 28, 2015
    Posted on: 7/28/2015 1:20:54 PM PDT

  • Release of the NASA Asteroid Redirect Mission Formulation Assessment and Support Team (FAST) Charter
    NASA HQ - July 22, 2015
    Posted on: 7/22/2015 10:11:22 PM PDT

  • NASA Membership Call for the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) Formulation Assessment and Support Team (FAST)
    NASA HQ - July 7, 2015
    Posted on: 7/7/2015 6:26:22 PM PDT

  • Gaia-GOSA: An interactive service for coordination of asteroid observation campaigns
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 18, 2015
    Posted on: 5/18/2015 2:35:30 PM PDT

  • Quantifying hazards: asteroid disruption in lunar distant retrograde orbits
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 18, 2015
    Posted on: 5/18/2015 2:34:27 PM PDT

  • Radar Images of Asteroid 1999 FN53 from Arecibo Observatory
    Arecibo Observatory - May 15, 2015
    Posted on: 5/15/2015 10:05:31 PM PDT

  • NASA Citizen science Asteroid Data, Education, and Tools (CADET)
    NASA HQ - May 5, 2015
    Posted on: 5/5/2015 7:42:43 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Systems: Binaries, Triples, and Pairs
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 3, 2015
    Posted on: 4/3/2015 1:44:59 PM PDT

  • Systematic ranging and late warning asteroid impacts
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 3, 2015
    Posted on: 4/3/2015 1:43:28 PM PDT

  • Pre-perihelion activity of dynamically new comet C/2013 A1and its close encounter with Mars
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 28, 2015
    Posted on: 3/29/2015 1:12:48 AM PDT

  • Mineralogy and Surface Composition of Asteroids
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 25, 2015
    Posted on: 2/25/2015 5:31:17 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Models from Multiple Data Sources
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 25, 2015
    Posted on: 2/25/2015 5:30:25 PM PDT

  • Astronomical Observations of Volatiles on Asteroids
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 24, 2015
    Posted on: 2/24/2015 3:56:18 PM PDT

  • Collisional Formation and Modeling of Asteroid Families
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 16, 2015
    Posted on: 2/16/2015 4:45:55 PM PDT