Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • Rosetta's Comet Contains Ingredients for Life
    University of Bern - Friday, May 27, 2016
    Posted on: 5/27/2016 7:51:40 PM PDT

  • Clues to Ancient Giant Asteroid Found in Australia
    Australian National University - Tuesday, May 17, 2016
    Posted on: 5/17/2016 11:28:14 PM PDT

  • Dwarf Planet Haumea's Lunar System Smaller than Anticipated
    Florida Institute of Technology - Monday, May 16, 2016
    Posted on: 5/16/2016 10:45:33 PM PDT

  • Close-up Hubble Images Show New Details of Comet
    Planetary Science Institute - Friday, May 13, 2016
    Posted on: 5/13/2016 3:55:21 PM PDT

  • SwRI-led team identifies clathrate ices in comet 67P
    Southwest Research Institute - Friday, April 8, 2016
    Posted on: 4/8/2016 6:17:24 PM PDT

  • Shock compression research shows hexagonal diamond could serve as meteor impact marker
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Monday, March 14, 2016
    Posted on: 3/14/2016 8:37:38 PM PDT

  • Dust grains could be remnants of stellar explosions billions of years ago
    Mississippi State University - Tuesday, March 8, 2016
    Posted on: 3/8/2016 11:09:06 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Won't Hit Earth, but Will Get Close
    Cornell University - Tuesday, March 1, 2016
    Posted on: 3/1/2016 3:18:09 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Day 2016 Under Way
    Asteroid Day - Tuesday, February 9, 2016
    Posted on: 2/9/2016 3:33:37 PM PDT

  • Astronomers Recall Discovery of Source of Geminid Meteors
    University of Leicester - Monday, December 14, 2015
    Posted on: 12/14/2015 2:13:22 PM PDT

  • NASA to Broadcast Geminid Meteor Shower Program Dec. 13
    Marshall Space Flight Center - Wednesday, December 9, 2015
    Posted on: 12/9/2015 5:38:39 PM PDT

  • Near-Earth Asteroid 2015 TB145 Passes By Without a Fright!
    Arecibo Observatory - Friday, October 30, 2015
    Posted on: 10/31/2015 12:52:42 AM PDT

  • Halloween Asteroid Likely a Dead Comet
    Planetary Science Institute - Friday, October 30, 2015
    Posted on: 10/31/2015 12:51:20 AM PDT

  • What smacks into Ceres stays on Ceres, research suggests
    Brown University - Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    Posted on: 10/14/2015 9:46:21 PM PDT

  • Comet Encke: A solar windsock observed by NASA's STEREO
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    Posted on: 10/13/2015 10:55:24 PM PDT

  • New 'digital tracking' technique detects more than 150 new asteroids, measures distance
    Western University - Friday, August 28, 2015
    Posted on: 8/28/2015 2:04:48 PM PDT

  • ANSMET team 2015-16
    Case Western Reserve University - Friday, August 7, 2015
    Posted on: 8/8/2015 1:52:31 AM PDT

  • SwRI scientist selected for NASA Antarctic hunt for meteorites
    Southwest Research Institute - Friday, August 7, 2015
    Posted on: 8/7/2015 11:30:21 PM PDT

  • New Study Sheds Light on Origin of Most Common Meteorites
    Planetary Science Institute - Wednesday, August 5, 2015
    Posted on: 8/5/2015 4:28:09 PM PDT

  • Philae results shed light on the nature of comets
    American Association for the Advancement of Science - Thursday, July 30, 2015
    Posted on: 7/30/2015 9:09:19 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Orbital, spin state and thermophysical characterization of near-Earth asteroid (3200) Phaethon
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 22, 2016
    Posted on: 5/22/2016 7:13:51 PM PDT

  • A Deep Search for Additional Satellites around the Dwarf Planet Haumea
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 12, 2016
    Posted on: 5/13/2016 1:11:32 AM PDT

  • Why is there no von Neumann probe on Ceres? Error catastrophe can explain the Fermi-Hart Paradox
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 11, 2016
    Posted on: 5/11/2016 6:53:36 PM PDT

  • Potential Jupiter-Family Comet Contamination of the Main Asteroid Belt
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 29, 2016
    Posted on: 4/29/2016 5:04:00 PM PDT

  • The near-Earth asteroids population from two decades of observations
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 26, 2016
    Posted on: 4/26/2016 10:43:53 PM PDT

  • A note on cement in asteroids
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 26, 2016
    Posted on: 4/26/2016 10:41:10 PM PDT

  • Directed Energy Missions for Planetary Defense
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 18, 2016
    Posted on: 4/18/2016 1:28:38 PM PDT

  • Capillary Action in a Crack on the Surface of Asteroids with an Application to 433 Eros
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 18, 2016
    Posted on: 4/18/2016 1:25:48 PM PDT

  • Modeling the Performance of the LSST in Surveying the Near-Earth Object Population
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 14, 2016
    Posted on: 4/14/2016 4:18:31 PM PDT

  • Capabilities of Earth-based radar facilities for near-Earth asteroid observations
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 6, 2016
    Posted on: 4/6/2016 4:08:26 PM PDT

  • Prevailing dust-transport directions on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 5, 2016
    Posted on: 4/5/2016 4:33:39 PM PDT

  • Why are Jupiter-family comets active and asteroids in cometary-like orbits inactive?
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 1, 2016
    Posted on: 4/1/2016 3:28:07 PM PDT

  • Rotational properties of the Haumea family members and candidates: Short-term variability
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 15, 2016
    Posted on: 3/15/2016 5:11:13 PM PDT

  • On the oldest asteroid families in the main belt
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 3, 2016
    Posted on: 3/3/2016 10:24:47 PM PDT

  • Orbit and dynamic origin of the recently recovered Annama's H5 chondrite
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 26, 2016
    Posted on: 2/26/2016 2:04:47 PM PDT

  • Barringer Family Fund for Meteorite Impact Research Grant Applications for 2016 Now Being Accepted
    Planetary Exploration Newsletter - February 21, 2016
    Posted on: 2/22/2016 1:53:16 AM PDT

  • Asteroid 4 Vesta: dynamical and collisional evolution during the Late Heavy Bombardment
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 3, 2016
    Posted on: 2/3/2016 8:36:10 PM PDT

  • Drifting Asteroid Fragments Around WD 1145+017
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 3, 2016
    Posted on: 2/3/2016 8:35:15 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Day: 2016 Events on 30 June; Press Conference on 9 February
    Asteroid Day - January 28, 2016
    Posted on: 1/28/2016 8:39:24 PM PDT

  • Far from random: dynamical groupings among the NEO population
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 26, 2016
    Posted on: 1/26/2016 4:25:24 PM PDT