Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • Nine-Year-Old Names Asteroid Target of NASA Mission in Competition Run By The Planetary Society
    Planetary Society - Wednesday, May 1, 2013
    Posted on: 5/1/2013 4:58:24 PM PDT

  • The Planetary Society Takes Central Role in Asteroid Detection, Tracking, and Characterization
    Planetary Society - Thursday, April 18, 2013
    Posted on: 4/18/2013 11:47:16 PM PDT

  • National Space Society Applauds NASA Asteroid Capture Plan
    National Space Society - Thursday, April 11, 2013
    Posted on: 4/11/2013 2:50:10 PM PDT

  • Opening Statement of Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson: Threats from Space
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Democrats - Tuesday, March 19, 2013
    Posted on: 3/20/2013 3:28:14 AM PDT

  • House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology hearing: Threats from Space
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Democrats - Tuesday, March 19, 2013
    Posted on: 3/20/2013 3:27:32 AM PDT

  • Avoiding Asteroid Threats Requires Innovation, Commitment and Diligence
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - Tuesday, March 19, 2013
    Posted on: 3/19/2013 7:53:28 PM PDT

  • Faint but visible, Comet PanSTARRS finally emerges into twilight view for North America, Europe
    Sky and Telescope - Wednesday, March 13, 2013
    Posted on: 3/13/2013 6:16:53 PM PDT

  • Iowa Meteorite Crater Confirmed
    U.S. Geological Survey - Wednesday, March 6, 2013
    Posted on: 3/6/2013 6:36:04 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Asteroid Grand Challenge Virtual Workshop
    Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) - June 18, 2014
    Posted on: 6/18/2014 4:05:46 PM PDT

  • Assessing the physical nature of near-Earth asteroids through their dynamical histories
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 8, 2014
    Posted on: 5/8/2014 2:01:23 PM PDT

  • The Power of Radiometric Techniques for the Interpretation of Remote Thermal Observations in the Light of the Hayabusa Rendezvous Results
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 5, 2014
    Posted on: 5/5/2014 4:16:01 PM PDT

  • Delivery of dust grains from comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) to Mars
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 30, 2014
    Posted on: 4/30/2014 3:20:05 PM PDT

  • How to Find Metal-rich Asteroids
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 26, 2014
    Posted on: 3/26/2014 4:52:03 PM PDT

  • Detection of a faint fast-moving near-Earth asteroid using synthetic tracking technique
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 19, 2014
    Posted on: 3/19/2014 2:02:17 PM PDT

  • NASA Asteroid Redirect Mission Broad Agency Announcement
    NASA HQ - March 11, 2014
    Posted on: 3/11/2014 1:58:27 PM PDT

  • Registration Open for NASA Asteroid Initiative Opportunities Forum
    NASA HQ - February 24, 2014
    Posted on: 2/24/2014 5:10:18 PM PDT

  • NASA Seminars on Properties of Near Earth Asteroids
    Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) - February 7, 2014
    Posted on: 2/7/2014 9:14:28 PM PDT

  • NEOWISE Celebrates First Month of Operations After Reactivation
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - January 24, 2014
    Posted on: 1/24/2014 10:21:27 PM PDT

  • Asteroid families classification: exploiting very large data sets
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 2, 2014
    Posted on: 1/2/2014 3:31:24 PM PDT

  • High Precision Astrometry in Asteroid Mitigation - the NEOShield Perspective
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 24, 2013
    Posted on: 11/24/2013 7:05:40 PM PDT

  • Free Smarthone App for Tracking Fireballs
    Planetary Exploration Newsletter - November 10, 2013
    Posted on: 11/10/2013 7:12:37 PM PDT

  • New Dates to Resume NASA Asteroid Workshop
    NASA HQ - October 25, 2013
    Posted on: 10/25/2013 7:33:52 PM PDT

  • The Population of Tiny Near-Earth Objects Observed by NEOWISE
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 14, 2013
    Posted on: 10/14/2013 1:28:20 PM PDT

  • Meteor Showers on Earth from Sungrazing Comets
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 14, 2013
    Posted on: 10/14/2013 1:27:08 PM PDT

  • Characteristics and Large Bulk Density of the C-type Main-Belt Triple Asteroid (93) Minerva
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 14, 2013
    Posted on: 10/14/2013 1:25:58 PM PDT

  • Growing dust grains in protoplanetary discs - I. Radial drift with toy growth models
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 11, 2013
    Posted on: 10/11/2013 5:56:51 PM PDT

  • Physical Characterization of Warm Spitzer-observed Near-Earth Objects
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 9, 2013
    Posted on: 10/9/2013 8:26:53 PM PDT

  • UV to far-IR reflectance spectra of carbonaceous chondrites
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 8, 2012
    Posted on: 10/8/2013 2:22:09 PM PDT