Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • 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