Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • NASA to Discuss Today Asteroid Redirect Mission Capture Concept, Next Step in Journey to Mars
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, December 17, 2014
    Posted on: 12/17/2014 4:26:01 PM PDT

  • Earth's most abundant mineral finally has a name
    Argonne National Laboratory - Friday, December 12, 2014
    Posted on: 12/12/2014 11:45:07 PM PDT

  • Declaration to Increase Detection of Dangerous Asteroids by 100X Signed
    Asteroid Day - Wednesday, December 3, 2014
    Posted on: 12/3/2014 7:49:33 PM PDT

  • Astronauts, Scientists, Nobel Laureates, Technologists & Artists to Announce Asteroid Awareness Day
    Asteroid Day - Wednesday, November 26, 2014
    Posted on: 11/26/2014 6:54:50 PM PDT

  • NASA Announces New Opportunities for Public Participation in Asteroid Grand Challenge
    NASA HQ - Friday, November 21, 2014
    Posted on: 11/21/2014 9:05:10 PM PDT

  • Leonid Meteor Shower Best Before Dawn Nov. 17th
    McDonald Observatory - Thursday, November 13, 2014
    Posted on: 11/13/2014 4:57:33 PM PDT

  • Tel Aviv University Research Leads to Historic Comet Landing
    Tel Aviv University - Thursday, November 13, 2014
    Posted on: 11/13/2014 4:50:31 PM PDT

  • A Visual Journey to Asteroid Bennu
    University of Arizona - Wednesday, November 12, 2014
    Posted on: 11/12/2014 7:14:10 PM PDT

  • New Insights Into Comet Siding Spring
    Planetary Science Institute - Monday, November 10, 2014
    Posted on: 11/11/2014 1:15:32 AM PDT

  • First Observations of Surfaces of Oort Cloud Objects
    University of Hawaii - Monday, November 10, 2014
    Posted on: 11/10/2014 7:04:16 PM PDT

  • SwRI Team Telescope Effort Reveals Asteroid's Size
    Southwest Research Institute - Monday, November 10, 2014
    Posted on: 11/10/2014 7:02:18 PM PDT

  • Seven Internationally Famous Specks of Dust
    Washington University in St. Louis - Thursday, November 6, 2014
    Posted on: 11/6/2014 3:30:02 PM PDT

  • The Perfume of Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko
    University of Bern - Thursday, October 23, 2014
    Posted on: 10/23/2014 4:13:57 PM PDT

  • 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

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • 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