Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • 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