Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • Smith on Mars Flyby of Comet Siding Spring
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - Sunday, October 19, 2014
    Posted on: 10/19/2014 11:59:29 PM PDT

  • Discovery of Benesov Meteorites 20 Years After Bolide Event
    Astronomy & Astrophysics - Tuesday, October 14, 2014
    Posted on: 10/14/2014 3:18:25 PM PDT

  • NASA to Unveil New Engineering Center and Demo Asteroid Redirect Hardware
    Langley Research Center - Thursday, October 9, 2014
    Posted on: 10/9/2014 7:43:58 PM PDT

  • NASA Prepares Science Fleet for Oct. 19 Mars Comet Encounter
    NASA HQ - Thursday, October 9, 2014
    Posted on: 10/9/2014 7:41:37 PM PDT

  • NASA OIG Report: NASA's Efforts to Identify Near-Earth Objects and Mitigate Hazards
    NASA Office of Inspector General - Monday, September 15, 2014
    Posted on: 9/15/2014 7:58:00 PM PDT

  • Mysteries of space dust revealed
    Argonne National Laboratory - Friday, August 29, 2014
    Posted on: 8/29/2014 10:26:20 PM PDT

  • Informing NASA's Asteroid Initiative: A citizen forum
    Arizona State University - Friday, August 29, 2014
    Posted on: 8/29/2014 10:25:04 PM PDT

  • Violent solar system history uncovered by WA meteorite
    Curtin University - Friday, August 8, 2014
    Posted on: 8/8/2014 3:06:09 PM PDT

  • Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chai Smith Statement on NASA Advisory Council Recommendations
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - Friday, August 1, 2014
    Posted on: 8/1/2014 5:36:14 PM PDT

  • Comet ISON's Final Hours
    Max Planck Institute - Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    Posted on: 7/16/2014 2:26:04 PM PDT

  • NASA Announces Latest Progress, Upcoming Milestones in Hunt for Asteroids
    NASA HQ - Thursday, June 19, 2014
    Posted on: 6/19/2014 7:17:59 PM PDT

  • Comet's Brush with Mars Offers Opportunity, Not Danger
    University of Maryland - Thursday, June 19, 2014
    Posted on: 6/19/2014 4:32:09 PM PDT

  • NASA Update to Highlight Progress, Upcoming Milestones for Asteroid Redirect Mission, Observation, Grand Challenge
    NASA HQ - Monday, June 16, 2014
    Posted on: 6/16/2014 5:04:57 PM PDT

  • B612 Press Conference on Protecting Earth from Asteroid Impacts
    B612 Foundation - Friday, April 4, 2014
    Posted on: 4/4/2014 10:14:44 PM PDT

  • Asteroid 2007 VK184 Eliminated as Impact Risk to Earth
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Friday, April 4, 2014
    Posted on: 4/4/2014 7:28:19 PM PDT

  • Researchers Discover Origin of Soil on Small Asteroids
    Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) - Thursday, April 3, 2014
    Posted on: 4/4/2014 1:25:31 AM PDT

  • French, American team finds regolith of small asteroids formed by thermal fatigue
    Southwest Research Institute - Wednesday, April 2, 2014
    Posted on: 4/2/2014 5:42:29 PM PDT

  • NASA Announces Media Opportunities for Asteroid Forum
    - Tuesday, March 25, 2014
    Posted on: 3/25/2014 7:51:11 PM PDT

  • NASA Seeks Proposals on Asteroid Redirect Mission Concepts Development
    NASA HQ - Friday, March 21, 2014
    Posted on: 3/21/2014 6:44:13 PM PDT

  • NASA to Host Media Teleconference on an Asteroid Initiative Broad Agency Announcement
    NASA HQ - Thursday, March 20, 2014
    Posted on: 3/21/2014 1:25:59 AM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • Composition, Mineralogy, and Porosity of Multiple Asteroid Systems from Visible and Near-infrared Spectral Data
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - September 2, 2014
    Posted on: 9/2/2014 1:26:35 PM PDT

  • Low-speed Impact Simulations into Regolith in Support of Asteroid Sampling Mechanism Design Comparison with 1-g Experiments
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 12, 2014
    Posted on: 8/12/2014 3:49:10 PM PDT

  • Numerical predictions of surface effects during the 2029 close approach of asteroid 99942 Apophis
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 4, 2014
    Posted on: 8/4/2014 12:55:39 PM PDT

  • ROSES-14 Amendment 26: Final text and new name for C.20: Dawn at Ceres GIP
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - July 9, 2014
    Posted on: 7/9/2014 4:27:35 PM PDT

  • Bright Fireballs Associated with the Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2007LQ19
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 26, 2014
    Posted on: 6/26/2014 1:58:21 PM PDT

  • 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