Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • Small Near-Earth Asteroids as a Source of Meteorites
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 12, 2015
    Posted on: 2/12/2015 4:01:56 PM PDT

  • 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