Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • Landing on Asteroids May Cause Long-Distance Avalanches
    Royal Astronomical Society - Friday, July 12, 2013
    Posted on: 7/12/2013 4:57:18 PM PDT

  • Iowa impact crater confirmed
    American Geosciences Institute - Friday, July 12, 2013
    Posted on: 7/12/2013 4:51:19 PM PDT

  • B612 Foundation Launches Campaign with Auction Cause To Save the World from Asteroid Impacts
    B612 Foundation - Thursday, June 27, 2013
    Posted on: 6/27/2013 6:02:30 PM PDT

  • Statement by Ed Lu - CEO, B612 Foundation
    B612 Foundation - Tuesday, June 18, 2013
    Posted on: 6/18/2013 11:44:26 PM PDT

  • The Next Steps in Space Exploration: NASA Asteroid Initiative
    United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs - Tuesday, June 18, 2013
    Posted on: 6/18/2013 4:11:58 PM PDT

  • NASA Invites Media to Asteroid Initiative Industry and Partner Day
    NASA HQ - Friday, June 14, 2013
    Posted on: 6/14/2013 9:17:02 PM PDT

  • Asteroid 1998 QE2 Flies Close to Earth on Friday
    Chabot Space & Science Center - Thursday, May 30, 2013
    Posted on: 5/30/2013 1:18:22 PM PDT

  • NASA Hosts News and Social Media Events Around This Week's Asteroid Pass
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, May 29, 2013
    Posted on: 5/29/2013 5:51:21 PM PDT

  • Watching for hazards: ESA opens asteroid centre
    European Space Agency - Thursday, May 23, 2013
    Posted on: 5/24/2013 12:59:32 AM PDT

  • Field Tests in Mojave Desert Pave Way for Human Exploration of Small Bodies
    SETI Institute - Monday, May 20, 2013
    Posted on: 5/20/2013 5:43:52 PM PDT

  • Planetary Society Conditionally Supports NASA's Asteroid Mission
    Planetary Society - Wednesday, May 15, 2013
    Posted on: 5/16/2013 12:26:24 AM PDT

  • After Chelyabinsk: European experts assess asteroid options
    European Space Agency - Wednesday, May 8, 2013
    Posted on: 5/8/2013 5:55:53 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • 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