Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • Seasonal Mass Transfer on the Nucleus of Comet 67P/Chuyumov-Gerasimenko
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - Friday, July 28, 2017
    Posted on: 7/28/2017 2:43:52 PM PDT

  • Brace yourself for Asteroid Day at Western
    Western University - Thursday, June 29, 2017
    Posted on: 6/29/2017 1:31:30 PM PDT

  • Queen's University scientist warns of asteroid danger
    Queens University Belfast - Wednesday, June 21, 2017
    Posted on: 6/21/2017 1:59:16 PM PDT

  • B612 Creates Asteroid Institute
    B612 Foundation - Tuesday, June 13, 2017
    Posted on: 6/13/2017 4:10:37 PM PDT

  • High-pressure experiments solve meteorite mystery
    Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY - Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    Posted on: 6/7/2017 6:01:19 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Day to produce first ever 24-hour global broadcast about space and planetary science
    Asteroid Day - Thursday, June 1, 2017
    Posted on: 6/1/2017 2:28:19 PM PDT

  • Tiny clocks crystallize understanding of meteorite crashes
    Western University - Tuesday, May 30, 2017
    Posted on: 5/30/2017 10:34:53 PM PDT

  • Falkland Islands basin shows signs of being among world's largest craters
    New York University -
    Posted on: 5/4/2017 5:04:36 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Day to Announce Increased Global Support and Preview 2017 Events at February 14 Press Conference
    Asteroid Day - Wednesday, February 8, 2017
    Posted on: 2/9/2017 1:19:19 AM PDT

  • Rare meteorites challenge our understanding of the solar system
    Lund University - Monday, January 23, 2017
    Posted on: 1/23/2017 9:51:35 PM PDT

  • SwRI to lead NASA's Lucy mission to Jupiter's Trojans
    Southwest Research Institute - Wednesday, January 4, 2017
    Posted on: 1/4/2017 11:47:53 PM PDT

  • ASU Spectrometer to Fly on New Nasa Mission to Distant 'Trojan' Asteroids
    Arizona State University - Wednesday, January 4, 2017
    Posted on: 1/4/2017 11:46:44 PM PDT

  • ASU to Lead NASA Space Exploration Mission for First Time
    Arizona State University - Wednesday, January 4, 2017
    Posted on: 1/4/2017 11:45:46 PM PDT

  • NASA Selects Two Missions to Explore the Early Solar System
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, January 4, 2017
    Posted on: 1/4/2017 6:26:45 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Col-OSSOS: Colors of the Interstellar Planetesimal 1I/2017 U1 in Context with the Solar System
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 16, 2017
    Posted on: 11/17/2017 2:51:21 AM PDT

  • APO Time Resolved Color Photometry of Highly-Elongated Interstellar Object 1I/'Oumuamua
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 15, 2017
    Posted on: 11/15/2017 3:51:39 PM PDT

  • Dynamical Origin and Terrestrial Impact Flux of Large Near-Earth Asteroids
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 15, 2017
    Posted on: 11/15/2017 3:49:46 PM PDT

  • The origin of interstellar asteroidal objects like 1I/2017 U1
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 13, 2017
    Posted on: 11/14/2017 2:15:47 AM PDT

  • 280 one-opposition near-Earth asteroids recovered by the EURONEAR with the Isaac Newton Telescope
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 9, 2017
    Posted on: 11/9/2017 5:59:45 PM PDT

  • On the Consequences of the Detection of an Interstellar Asteroid
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 9, 2017
    Posted on: 11/9/2017 5:55:02 PM PDT

  • 1I/'Oumuamua is Hot: Imaging, Spectroscopy and Search of Meteor Activity
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 9, 2017
    Posted on: 11/9/2017 5:54:01 PM PDT

  • The rotation period and shape of the hyperbolic asteroid A/2017 U1 from its lightcurve
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 6, 2017
    Posted on: 11/7/2017 1:35:41 AM PDT

  • Kinematics of the Interstellar Vagabond A/2017U1
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 31, 2017
    Posted on: 11/1/2017 12:52:08 AM PDT

  • CASTAway: An Asteroid Main Belt Tour and Survey
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 30, 2017
    Posted on: 10/30/2017 4:09:02 PM PDT

  • Palomar Optical Spectrum of Hyperbolic Near-Earth Object A/2017 U1
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 29, 2017
    Posted on: 10/30/2017 12:35:34 AM PDT

  • Formation of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko through gravitational collapse of a clump of pebbles
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 24, 2017
    Posted on: 10/24/2017 4:46:07 PM PDT

  • The observing campaign on the deep-space debris WT1190F as a test case for short-warning NEO impacts
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 23, 2017
    Posted on: 10/24/2017 12:49:50 AM PDT

  • NASA Planetary Defense Coordination Office Near Earth Objects Observations Partnerships RFI
    NASA HQ - October 12, 2017
    Posted on: 10/12/2017 7:17:05 PM PDT

  • Effect of Jupiter's Formation on the Distribution of Refractory Elements and Inclusions in Meteorites
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 12, 2017
    Posted on: 10/12/2017 4:00:24 PM PDT

  • Chondrules in enstatite chondrites
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 6, 2017
    Posted on: 10/6/2017 4:41:02 PM PDT

  • Asteroid impacts on terrestrial planets: The effects of super-Earths and the role of the ν6 resonance
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - September 19, 2017
    Posted on: 9/19/2017 4:06:42 PM PDT

  • The Main Belt Comets and Ice in the Solar System
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - September 19, 2017
    Posted on: 9/19/2017 4:04:07 PM PDT

  • A search of reactivated comets
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 8, 2017
    Posted on: 8/8/2017 2:24:23 PM PDT

  • Asteroid mass estimation using Markov-chain Monte Carlo
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 5, 2017
    Posted on: 7/5/2017 10:50:39 PM PDT