Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • Capabilities of Earth-based radar facilities for near-Earth asteroid observations
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 6, 2016
    Posted on: 4/6/2016 4:08:26 PM PDT

  • Prevailing dust-transport directions on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 5, 2016
    Posted on: 4/5/2016 4:33:39 PM PDT

  • Why are Jupiter-family comets active and asteroids in cometary-like orbits inactive?
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 1, 2016
    Posted on: 4/1/2016 3:28:07 PM PDT

  • Rotational properties of the Haumea family members and candidates: Short-term variability
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 15, 2016
    Posted on: 3/15/2016 5:11:13 PM PDT

  • On the oldest asteroid families in the main belt
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 3, 2016
    Posted on: 3/3/2016 10:24:47 PM PDT

  • Orbit and dynamic origin of the recently recovered Annama's H5 chondrite
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 26, 2016
    Posted on: 2/26/2016 2:04:47 PM PDT

  • Barringer Family Fund for Meteorite Impact Research Grant Applications for 2016 Now Being Accepted
    Planetary Exploration Newsletter - February 21, 2016
    Posted on: 2/22/2016 1:53:16 AM PDT

  • Asteroid 4 Vesta: dynamical and collisional evolution during the Late Heavy Bombardment
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 3, 2016
    Posted on: 2/3/2016 8:36:10 PM PDT

  • 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