Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • Media Briefings, Online Coverage of Ultima Thule Flyby
    Johns Hopkins University APL New Horizons Mission - Monday, December 31, 2018
    Posted on: 12/31/2018 3:56:17 PM PDT

  • Watch Comet 46P/Wirtanen as It Nears Earth
    University of Wisconsin-Madison - Friday, December 14, 2018
    Posted on: 12/14/2018 8:51:56 PM PDT

  • Detective mission to characterize and trace the history of a new African meteorite
    University of the Witwatersrand - Sunday, December 9, 2018
    Posted on: 12/9/2018 10:58:31 PM PDT

  • The threat of Centaurs for the Earth
    University of Vienna - Tuesday, October 9, 2018
    Posted on: 10/9/2018 3:23:44 PM PDT

  • Four Extremely Young Asteroid Families Identified
    FAPESP - Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    Posted on: 9/25/2018 1:00:06 PM PDT

  • Fragment of Impacting Asteroid Recovered in Botswana
    SETI Institute - Saturday, July 7, 2018
    Posted on: 7/7/2018 2:55:17 PM PDT

  • Fragment of impacting asteroid recovered in Botswana
    University of Helsinki - Friday, July 6, 2018
    Posted on: 7/6/2018 3:17:39 PM PDT

  • Is the Interstellar Asteroid ʻOumuamua Really a Comet?
    University of Hawaii - Thursday, June 28, 2018
    Posted on: 6/28/2018 6:38:30 PM PDT

  • NASA to Host Media Teleconference on National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Report
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    Posted on: 6/19/2018 9:18:08 PM PDT

  • Tiny Asteroid Discovered Saturday Disintegrates Hours Later Over Southern Africa
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Sunday, June 3, 2018
    Posted on: 6/3/2018 10:41:59 PM PDT

  • NEOWISE Thermal Data Reveal Surface Properties of Over 100 Asteroids
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Friday, June 1, 2018
    Posted on: 6/1/2018 8:19:40 PM PDT

  • New Research Fellows to work on Asteroid Tracking and Analyses
    B612 Foundation - Thursday, May 17, 2018
    Posted on: 5/17/2018 11:27:42 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Institute and York Space Systems Collaborate for Asteroid Tracking
    B612 Foundation - Thursday, May 10, 2018
    Posted on: 5/10/2018 6:01:33 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Day Kicks Off 2018 Events
    Asteroid Day - Wednesday, February 14, 2018
    Posted on: 2/15/2018 1:21:45 AM PDT

  • Two Small Asteroids Safely Pass Earth This Week
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Wednesday, February 7, 2018
    Posted on: 2/7/2018 3:51:25 PM PDT

  • Western scientists believe bright fireball event near Grand Bend dropped meteorites
    Western University - Friday, January 26, 2018
    Posted on: 1/26/2018 9:00:01 PM PDT

  • Breakthrough Listen to Observe Interstellar Object ‘Oumuamua
    Breakthrough Initiatives - Monday, December 11, 2017
    Posted on: 12/11/2017 3:57:42 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Institute provides valuable data to 'oumuamua discovery
    B612 Foundation - Tuesday, December 5, 2017
    Posted on: 12/5/2017 7:27:24 PM PDT

  • Bronze Age artifacts used meteoric iron
    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) - Monday, December 4, 2017
    Posted on: 12/4/2017 4:10:13 PM PDT

  • 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

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Asteroid pairs: a complex picture
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 17, 2019
    Posted on: 1/18/2019 1:49:15 AM PDT

  • Overview of initial results from the reconnaissance flyby of a Kuiper Belt planetesimal: 2014 MU69
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 9, 2019
    Posted on: 1/10/2019 2:15:42 AM PDT

  • Turning up the heat on `Oumuamua
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 3, 2019
    Posted on: 1/4/2019 1:39:21 AM PDT

  • Evaluation of Mother-Daughter Architectures for Asteroid Belt Exploration
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 3, 2019
    Posted on: 1/4/2019 1:02:28 AM PDT

  • Crater Density Predictions for New Horizons flyby target 2014 MU69
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 26, 2018
    Posted on: 12/27/2018 2:11:51 AM PDT

  • How Many Hydrated NEOs Are There?
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 9, 2018
    Posted on: 12/9/2018 11:02:50 PM PDT

  • Experiments on cometary activity: ejection of dust aggregates from a sublimating water-ice surface
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 26, 2018
    Posted on: 11/26/2018 3:38:51 PM PDT

  • Origin of 1I/'Oumuamua. II. An ejected exo-Oort cloud object?
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 5, 2018
    Posted on: 11/5/2018 2:08:14 PM PDT

  • Have we missed an interstellar comet four years ago?
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 30, 2018
    Posted on: 10/31/2018 1:24:35 AM PDT

  • Rotationally-Resolved Spectroscopic Characterization of near-Earth object (3200) Phaethon
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 29, 2018
    Posted on: 10/29/2018 5:18:24 PM PDT

  • A Techno-Economic Analysis of Asteroid Mining
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 9, 2018
    Posted on: 10/10/2018 1:20:47 AM PDT

  • Dynamics of Haumea's dust ring
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 6, 2018
    Posted on: 7/6/2018 3:16:15 PM PDT

  • Rings under close encounters with the giant planets: Chariklo vs Chiron
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 6, 2018
    Posted on: 7/6/2018 3:15:33 PM PDT

  • SAFARI: Searching Asteroids For Activity Revealing Indicators
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 5, 2018
    Posted on: 7/5/2018 6:01:56 PM PDT

  • Dynamic portrait of the region occupied by the Hungaria Asteroids: The influence of Mars
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 15, 2018
    Posted on: 6/15/2018 1:18:27 PM PDT

  • An interstellar origin for Jupiter's retrograde co-orbital asteroid
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 25, 2018
    Posted on: 5/25/2018 1:05:18 PM PDT

  • Taxonomy and Light-Curve Data of 1000 Serendipitously Observed Main-Belt Asteroids
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 14, 2018
    Posted on: 5/14/2018 12:41:03 PM PDT

  • The Reclassification of Asteroids from Planets to Non-Planets
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 13, 2018
    Posted on: 5/14/2018 1:00:37 AM PDT

  • Finding Asteroids Down the Back of the Couch: A Novel Approach to the Minor Planet Linking Problem
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 8, 2018
    Posted on: 5/8/2018 3:43:33 PM PDT

  • Accurate Ground-based Near-Earth-Asteroid Astrometry using Synthetic Tracking
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 4, 2018
    Posted on: 5/4/2018 4:44:35 PM PDT