Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • Asteroid to Black Out Bright Naked-Eye Star Late Wednesday Night
    Sky and Telescope - Thursday, March 13, 2014
    Posted on: 3/13/2014 4:56:41 PM PDT

  • Update on NASA Asteroid Initiative Opportunities Forum
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, March 12, 2014
    Posted on: 3/12/2014 10:07:25 PM PDT

  • Be an Asteroid Hunter in NASA's First Asteroid Grand Challenge Contest Series
    NASA HQ - Monday, March 10, 2014
    Posted on: 3/10/2014 7:34:27 PM PDT

  • Be an Asteroid Hunter in NASA's First Asteroid Grand Challenge Contest Series
    Planetary Resources - Monday, March 10, 2014
    Posted on: 3/10/2014 3:05:02 PM PDT

  • Help Slooh and The Minor Planet Center Track Near-Earth Asteroid "2014 CU13"
    SLOOH - Wednesday, March 5, 2014
    Posted on: 3/5/2014 3:00:57 PM PDT

  • B612 Foundation & Broken Bells Partner to Protect Earth
    B612 Foundation - Wednesday, March 5, 2014
    Posted on: 3/5/2014 2:50:44 PM PDT

  • NASA Marshall Meteor Experts to Answer Reddit Questions Online
    Marshall Space Flight Center - Monday, March 3, 2014
    Posted on: 3/3/2014 4:41:20 PM PDT

  • Subaru Telescope Detects Rare Form of Nitrogen in Comet ISON
    National Astronomical Observatory of Japan - Thursday, February 27, 2014
    Posted on: 2/27/2014 8:25:35 PM PDT

  • NASA to Hold Asteroid Initiative Opportunities Forum
    NASA HQ - Monday, February 24, 2014
    Posted on: 2/24/2014 2:47:46 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • 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