Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • Orbital Simulations on Deflecting Near-Earth Objects by Directed Energy
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 15, 2016
    Posted on: 1/15/2016 5:35:38 PM PDT

  • Spectral properties of near-Earth and Mars-crossing asteroids using Sloan photometry
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 12, 2016
    Posted on: 1/12/2016 8:17:23 PM PDT

  • Dealing with Uncertainties in Asteroid Deflection Demonstration Missions: NEOTwIST
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 12, 2016
    Posted on: 1/12/2016 8:16:28 PM PDT

  • Compositional characterisation of the Themis family
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 12, 2016
    Posted on: 1/12/2016 8:15:25 PM PDT

  • Genetic Algorithm Based Robust and Optimal Path Planning for Sample-Return Mission from an Asteroid on an Earth Fly-By Trajectory
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 5, 2016
    Posted on: 1/5/2016 5:17:17 PM PDT

  • Improved Algorithms for Radar-based Reconstruction of Asteroid Shapes
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 5, 2016
    Posted on: 1/5/2016 5:14:51 PM PDT

  • The global impact distribution of Near-Earth objects
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 31, 2015
    Posted on: 12/31/2015 4:39:34 PM PDT

  • From horseshoe to quasi-satellite and back again: the curious dynamics of Earth co-orbital asteroid 2015 SO2
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 30, 2015
    Posted on: 11/30/2015 3:19:40 PM PDT

  • Asteroids@home - A BOINC distributed computing project for asteroid shape reconstruction
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 30, 2015
    Posted on: 11/30/2015 3:18:29 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Discovery and Characterization with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 11, 2015
    Posted on: 11/11/2015 2:52:26 PM PDT

  • Photometric Properties of Ceres from Telescopic Observations using Dawn Framing Camera Color Filters
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 9, 2015
    Posted on: 11/9/2015 12:44:10 PM PDT

  • Asteroids and the James Webb Space Telescope
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 9, 2015
    Posted on: 11/9/2015 12:34:21 PM PDT

  • The Ch-class asteroids: Connecting a visible taxonomic class to a 3-μm band shape
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 9, 2015
    Posted on: 11/9/2015 12:32:42 PM PDT

  • Main-belt comets: sublimation-driven activity in the asteroid belt
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 9, 2015
    Posted on: 11/9/2015 12:31:30 PM PDT

  • 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