Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • Fragment of Impacting Asteroid Recovered in Botswana
    SETI Institute - Saturday, July 7, 2018
    Posted on: 7/7/2018 2:55:17 PM PDT

  • Fragment of impacting asteroid recovered in Botswana
    University of Helsinki - Friday, July 6, 2018
    Posted on: 7/6/2018 3:17:39 PM PDT

  • Is the Interstellar Asteroid ʻOumuamua Really a Comet?
    University of Hawaii - Thursday, June 28, 2018
    Posted on: 6/28/2018 6:38:30 PM PDT

  • NASA to Host Media Teleconference on National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Report
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    Posted on: 6/19/2018 9:18:08 PM PDT

  • Tiny Asteroid Discovered Saturday Disintegrates Hours Later Over Southern Africa
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Sunday, June 3, 2018
    Posted on: 6/3/2018 10:41:59 PM PDT

  • NEOWISE Thermal Data Reveal Surface Properties of Over 100 Asteroids
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Friday, June 1, 2018
    Posted on: 6/1/2018 8:19:40 PM PDT

  • New Research Fellows to work on Asteroid Tracking and Analyses
    B612 Foundation - Thursday, May 17, 2018
    Posted on: 5/17/2018 11:27:42 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Institute and York Space Systems Collaborate for Asteroid Tracking
    B612 Foundation - Thursday, May 10, 2018
    Posted on: 5/10/2018 6:01:33 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Day Kicks Off 2018 Events
    Asteroid Day - Wednesday, February 14, 2018
    Posted on: 2/15/2018 1:21:45 AM PDT

  • Two Small Asteroids Safely Pass Earth This Week
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Wednesday, February 7, 2018
    Posted on: 2/7/2018 3:51:25 PM PDT

  • Western scientists believe bright fireball event near Grand Bend dropped meteorites
    Western University - Friday, January 26, 2018
    Posted on: 1/26/2018 9:00:01 PM PDT

  • Breakthrough Listen to Observe Interstellar Object ‘Oumuamua
    Breakthrough Initiatives - Monday, December 11, 2017
    Posted on: 12/11/2017 3:57:42 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Institute provides valuable data to 'oumuamua discovery
    B612 Foundation - Tuesday, December 5, 2017
    Posted on: 12/5/2017 7:27:24 PM PDT

  • Bronze Age artifacts used meteoric iron
    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) - Monday, December 4, 2017
    Posted on: 12/4/2017 4:10:13 PM PDT

  • Solar System’s First Interstellar Visitor Dazzles Scientists
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    Posted on: 11/21/2017 5:29:36 AM PDT

  • An Interstellar Visitor Unmasked
    University of Hawaii - Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    Posted on: 11/21/2017 5:20:53 AM PDT

  • Small Asteroid or Comet "Visits" from Beyond the Solar System
    University of Hawaii - Friday, October 27, 2017
    Posted on: 10/27/2017 2:47:41 PM PDT

  • Earth's New Traveling Buddy is Definitely an Asteroid, not Space Junk
    University of Arizona - Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    Posted on: 10/18/2017 5:24:30 PM PDT

  • Ancient asteroid family unveils the early solar system
    American Association for the Advancement of Science - Thursday, August 3, 2017
    Posted on: 8/3/2017 10:53:37 PM PDT

  • SwRI part of international team identifying primordial asteroids
    Southwest Research Institute - Thursday, August 3, 2017
    Posted on: 8/3/2017 10:35:50 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Dynamics of Haumea's dust ring
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 6, 2018
    Posted on: 7/6/2018 3:16:15 PM PDT

  • Rings under close encounters with the giant planets: Chariklo vs Chiron
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 6, 2018
    Posted on: 7/6/2018 3:15:33 PM PDT

  • SAFARI: Searching Asteroids For Activity Revealing Indicators
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 5, 2018
    Posted on: 7/5/2018 6:01:56 PM PDT

  • Dynamic portrait of the region occupied by the Hungaria Asteroids: The influence of Mars
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 15, 2018
    Posted on: 6/15/2018 1:18:27 PM PDT

  • An interstellar origin for Jupiter's retrograde co-orbital asteroid
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 25, 2018
    Posted on: 5/25/2018 1:05:18 PM PDT

  • Taxonomy and Light-Curve Data of 1000 Serendipitously Observed Main-Belt Asteroids
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 14, 2018
    Posted on: 5/14/2018 12:41:03 PM PDT

  • The Reclassification of Asteroids from Planets to Non-Planets
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 13, 2018
    Posted on: 5/14/2018 1:00:37 AM PDT

  • Finding Asteroids Down the Back of the Couch: A Novel Approach to the Minor Planet Linking Problem
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 8, 2018
    Posted on: 5/8/2018 3:43:33 PM PDT

  • Accurate Ground-based Near-Earth-Asteroid Astrometry using Synthetic Tracking
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 4, 2018
    Posted on: 5/4/2018 4:44:35 PM PDT

  • Monitoring near-Earth-object discoveries for imminent impactors
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 4, 2018
    Posted on: 5/4/2018 4:41:42 PM PDT

  • Search for OH 18-cm radio emission from 1I/2017 U1 with the Green Bank telescope
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 27, 2018
    Posted on: 3/28/2018 1:11:00 AM PDT

  • The Feasibility and Benefits of In Situ Exploration of `Oumuamua-like objects
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 20, 2018
    Posted on: 3/20/2018 3:05:15 PM PDT

  • Olivine-rich asteroids in the near-Earth space
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 15, 2018
    Posted on: 3/15/2018 11:24:30 PM PDT

  • NASA's Asteroid Grand Challenge: Strategy, Results and Lessons Learned
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 15, 2018
    Posted on: 3/15/2018 11:19:28 PM PDT

  • Cosmic History and a Candidate Parent Asteroid for the Quasicrystal-bearing Meteorite Khatyrka
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 12, 2018
    Posted on: 3/12/2018 9:20:22 PM PDT

  • Thermal History Of Cbb Chondrules And Cooling Rate Distributions Of Ejecta Plumes
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 12, 2018
    Posted on: 3/12/2018 9:19:32 PM PDT

  • A dual origin for water in carbonaceous asteroids revealed by CM chondrites
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 22, 2018
    Posted on: 2/22/2018 11:11:42 PM PDT

  • The frequency of window damage caused by bolide airbursts: a quarter century case study
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 22, 2018
    Posted on: 2/22/2018 10:45:20 PM PDT

  • The ALMA-PILS survey: The sulphur connection between protostars and comets: IRAS 16293-2422 B and 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 13, 2018
    Posted on: 2/13/2018 6:39:57 PM PDT

  • Target selection for a small low-thrust mission to near-Earth asteroids
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 8, 2018
    Posted on: 2/8/2018 6:41:33 PM PDT