Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • NASA Continues Workshop to Discuss Asteroid Initiative Ideas
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, November 12, 2013
    Posted on: 11/13/2013 2:29:12 AM PDT

  • New research shows events like Russian asteroid may happen more frequently
    Western University - Wednesday, November 6, 2013
    Posted on: 11/6/2013 11:13:02 PM PDT

  • SGAC / NEO PG Asteroid Naming Contest
    Space Generation Advisory Council - Monday, October 28, 2013
    Posted on: 10/28/2013 1:24:22 PM PDT

  • Defending Earth From Asteroids
    B612 Foundation - Wednesday, October 23, 2013
    Posted on: 10/25/2013 3:24:19 PM PDT

  • Will Comet ISON Survive Its Brush with the Sun?
    Southwest Research Institute - Wednesday, October 9, 2013
    Posted on: 10/9/2013 7:07:09 PM PDT

  • Insight into Space Collisions from Chelyabinsk Fireball
    Finnish Geodetic Institute - Tuesday, October 8, 2013
    Posted on: 10/8/2013 6:11:33 PM PDT

  • Dawn Mission Provides Reality Check for Hubble and Earth-Based Telescope Studies of Vesta
    Planetary Science Institute - Friday, September 27, 2013
    Posted on: 9/27/2013 8:21:18 PM PDT

  • NASA Hosts Workshop to Discuss Asteroid Initiative Ideas
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, September 24, 2013
    Posted on: 9/25/2013 2:02:28 AM PDT

  • B612 Foundation Adds New Board Members and Advisors
    B612 Foundation - Thursday, September 19, 2013
    Posted on: 9/19/2013 11:45:21 PM PDT

  • University of Tennessee Professor Helps to Discover Near-Earth Asteroid is Really a Comet
    University of Tennessee Knoxville - Tuesday, September 10, 2013
    Posted on: 9/10/2013 8:54:26 PM PDT

  • NASA Discusses Asteroid Initiative Progress at AIAA's Space 2013
    NASA HQ - Monday, September 9, 2013
    Posted on: 9/10/2013 12:00:30 AM PDT

  • Changes in Comet Rotation May be Predicted With Greater Accuracy
    Planetary Science Institute - Thursday, September 5, 2013
    Posted on: 9/5/2013 4:17:01 PM PDT

  • NASA Selects Deep Space Industries for Multiple Presentations
    Deep Space Industries - Wednesday, September 4, 2013
    Posted on: 9/4/2013 9:09:50 PM PDT

  • NASA Selects Top 96 Asteroid Initiative Ideas
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, September 4, 2013
    Posted on: 9/4/2013 2:58:22 PM PDT

  • NASA Releases New Imagery of Asteroid Mission
    NASA HQ - Thursday, August 22, 2013
    Posted on: 8/22/2013 7:36:40 PM PDT

  • NASA Spacecraft Reactivated to Hunt for Asteroids
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, August 21, 2013
    Posted on: 8/21/2013 9:17:26 PM PDT

  • Comet ISON Spotted Again, but Faintly
    Sky and Telescope - Monday, August 19, 2013
    Posted on: 8/19/2013 3:03:28 PM PDT

  • Astronomers Celebrate 'Celestial Pollution' from Perseid Meteors
    Nature News Service - Friday, August 9, 2013
    Posted on: 8/9/2013 7:04:58 PM PDT

  • Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks August 11-12
    McDonald Observatory - Monday, August 5, 2013
    Posted on: 8/5/2013 8:28:03 PM PDT

  • Media Invited to Comet ISON Observer's Workshop, Aug. 1-2
    Johns Hopkins University - Thursday, July 18, 2013
    Posted on: 7/18/2013 12:19:59 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Exploring Exogenic Sources for the Olivine on Asteroid (4) Vesta
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 12, 2015
    Posted on: 2/12/2015 4:00:23 PM PDT

  • Possible ring material around centaur (2060) Chiron
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 30, 2015
    Posted on: 1/30/2015 3:27:43 PM PDT

  • Asteroid That Flew Past Earth Today Has Moon
    NASA HQ - January 26, 2015
    Posted on: 1/26/2015 10:34:44 PM PDT

  • How to form planetesimals from mm-sized chondrules and chondrule aggregates
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 23, 2015
    Posted on: 1/23/2015 3:33:17 PM PDT

  • Short-term variability over the surface of (1) Ceres. A changing amount of water ice?
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 14, 2015
    Posted on: 1/14/2015 3:07:00 PM PDT

  • NASA ARC: Asteroid Characterization / Small Spacecraft Remote Sensing Instrument Development
    Ames Research Center - January 13, 2015
    Posted on: 1/13/2015 4:42:04 PM PDT

  • On the 'Scattered' Inclinations in the Kuiper Belt
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 13, 2015
    Posted on: 1/13/2015 4:32:34 PM PDT

  • A serendipitous all sky survey for bright objects in the outer solar system
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 8, 2015
    Posted on: 1/8/2015 4:29:51 PM PDT

  • Survey Simulations of an New Near-Earth Asteroid Detection System
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 8, 2015
    Posted on: 1/8/2015 4:13:07 PM PDT

  • Call for Abstracts: Nanosatellites Deployed from Carrier Spacecraft: A Paradigm Shift in Planetary Sciences?
    European Geosciences Union - November 26, 2014
    Posted on: 11/26/2014 7:51:53 PM PDT

  • A History of NASA Near-Earth Object Program
    NASA HQ - November 25, 2014
    Posted on: 11/25/2014 7:12:21 PM PDT

  • Recent multi-kiloton impact events: are they truly random?
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 22, 2014
    Posted on: 10/22/2014 10:33:35 PM PDT

  • Bootstrapping a Solar System Civilization
    Office of Science and Technology Policy - October 14, 2014
    Posted on: 10/14/2014 5:25:02 PM PDT

  • NASA Solicitation: A History of NASA's Near Earth Object Program
    NASA HQ - October 7, 2014
    Posted on: 10/7/2014 12:53:49 PM PDT

  • Composition, Mineralogy, and Porosity of Multiple Asteroid Systems from Visible and Near-infrared Spectral Data
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - September 2, 2014
    Posted on: 9/2/2014 1:26:35 PM PDT

  • Low-speed Impact Simulations into Regolith in Support of Asteroid Sampling Mechanism Design Comparison with 1-g Experiments
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 12, 2014
    Posted on: 8/12/2014 3:49:10 PM PDT

  • Numerical predictions of surface effects during the 2029 close approach of asteroid 99942 Apophis
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 4, 2014
    Posted on: 8/4/2014 12:55:39 PM PDT

  • ROSES-14 Amendment 26: Final text and new name for C.20: Dawn at Ceres GIP
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - July 9, 2014
    Posted on: 7/9/2014 4:27:35 PM PDT

  • Bright Fireballs Associated with the Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2007LQ19
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 26, 2014
    Posted on: 6/26/2014 1:58:21 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Grand Challenge Virtual Workshop
    Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) - June 18, 2014
    Posted on: 6/18/2014 4:05:46 PM PDT