Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • NASA to Hold Double Asteroid Redirection Test Launch Preview Briefing
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, November 2, 2021
    Posted on: 11/2/2021 8:40:35 PM PDT

  • NASA Selects Gamma-ray Telescope to Chart Milky Way Evolution
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - Monday, October 18, 2021
    Posted on: 10/18/2021 8:32:07 PM PDT

  • Scaling up ESA’s asteroid facilities
    European Space Agency - Monday, October 11, 2021
    Posted on: 10/11/2021 11:02:22 PM PDT

  • 'Mini Psyches' Give Insights into Mysterious Metal-Rich Near-Earth Asteroids
    University of Arizona - Friday, October 1, 2021
    Posted on: 10/1/2021 4:05:02 PM PDT

  • Summer stargazing treat as Perseid meteor shower reaches its peak
    Royal Astronomical Society - Wednesday, August 4, 2021
    Posted on: 8/4/2021 1:34:21 PM PDT

  • Western University leads global project observing rare meteor showers and meteorite falls
    Western University - Tuesday, July 27, 2021
    Posted on: 7/27/2021 1:46:39 PM PDT

  • NEOWISE Asteroid-Hunting Space Telescope Gets Two-Year Mission Extension
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Wednesday, June 30, 2021
    Posted on: 6/30/2021 5:54:47 PM PDT

  • NASA Approves Asteroid Hunting Space Telescope to Continue Development
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Friday, June 11, 2021
    Posted on: 6/12/2021 10:43:20 PM PDT

  • Asteroid 16 Psyche Might Not Be What Scientists Expected
    University of Arizona - Wednesday, June 9, 2021
    Posted on: 6/9/2021 5:57:29 PM PDT

  • Earth's meteorite impacts over past 500 million years tracked
    Lund University - Tuesday, June 8, 2021
    Posted on: 6/8/2021 2:28:21 PM PDT

  • Crowdfunding Campaign to Close Gap in Meteor Tracking Network AND Support Planetary Science in India
    SETI Institute - Monday, June 7, 2021
    Posted on: 6/7/2021 9:34:36 PM PDT

  • NASA to Participate in Tabletop Exercise Simulating Asteroid Impact
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Wednesday, April 21, 2021
    Posted on: 4/21/2021 5:43:47 PM PDT

  • Newly Named Asteroids Reflect Contributions of Pioneering Astronauts
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, March 16, 2021
    Posted on: 3/16/2021 10:27:07 PM PDT

  • Asteroid 2001 FO32 Will Safely Pass by Earth March 21
    - Thursday, March 11, 2021
    Posted on: 3/12/2021 12:20:37 AM PDT

  • The world's oldest crater from a meteorite isn't an impact crater after all
    University of Waterloo - Thursday, March 11, 2021
    Posted on: 3/11/2021 3:06:04 PM PDT

  • Can Green Bank Telescope Defend Against Asteroid Apophis?
    Green Bank Observatory - Monday, March 8, 2021
    Posted on: 3/8/2021 2:15:44 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Day Returns To Celebrate 25 Years Of Dedicated Asteroid Missions
    Asteroid Day - Monday, February 15, 2021
    Posted on: 2/15/2021 4:55:46 PM PDT

  • Western University student first to spot asteroid speeding past Earth
    Western University - Wednesday, November 25, 2020
    Posted on: 11/25/2020 4:40:58 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Resource Utilization: Ethical Concerns and Progress
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - Monday, November 2, 2020
    Posted on: 11/9/2020 5:05:30 PM PDT

  • Asteroid's Scars Tell Stories of its Past
    University of Arizona - Friday, October 30, 2020
    Posted on: 10/30/2020 6:31:51 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • NASA’s DART Spacecraft Secured In Payload Fairing, Flight Readiness Review Complete
    NASA HQ - November 22, 2021
    Posted on: 11/22/2021 8:25:50 PM PDT

  • The Scientific Observation Campaign of the Hayabusa-2 Capsule Re-entry
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 8, 2021
    Posted on: 11/8/2021 4:52:49 PM PDT

  • ESA F-Class Comet Interceptor: Trajectory Design to Intercept a Yet-to-be-discovered Comet
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 29, 2021
    Posted on: 7/29/2021 2:51:04 PM PDT

  • Recovery of Meteorites Using an Autonomous Drone and Machine Learning
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 16, 2021
    Posted on: 6/16/2021 3:12:14 PM PDT

  • Ejecta distribution and momentum transfer from oblique impacts on asteroid surfaces
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 4, 2021
    Posted on: 5/5/2021 12:53:51 AM PDT

  • Ice-Coated Pebble Drift as a Possible Explanation for Peculiar Cometary CO/H2O Ratios
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 25, 2021
    Posted on: 3/25/2021 3:24:42 PM PDT

  • 1I/'Oumuamua as an N2 ice fragment of an exo-Pluto surface: I. size and compositional constraints Alan P. Jackson, Steven J. Desch
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 23, 2021
    Posted on: 3/23/2021 1:44:39 PM PDT

  • 1I/'Oumuamua as an N2 ice fragment of an exo-pluto surface. II. Generation of N2 ice fragments and the origin of 'Oumuamua
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 23, 2021
    Posted on: 3/23/2021 1:43:48 PM PDT

  • Evidence for differentiation of the most primitive small bodies
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 12, 2021
    Posted on: 3/12/2021 7:45:14 PM PDT

  • Imaging polarimetry and photometry of comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 29, 2020
    Posted on: 12/29/2020 9:40:10 PM PDT

  • The Case for Non-Cryogenic Comet Nucleus Sample Return
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 1, 2020
    Posted on: 10/1/2020 5:27:39 PM PDT

  • Modeling the chronologies and size distributions of Ceres and Vesta craters
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 22, 2020
    Posted on: 7/22/2020 3:28:52 PM PDT

  • The Crucial Role of Ground- and Space-Based Remote Sensing Studies of Cometary Volatiles in the Next Decade (2023-2032)
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 21, 2020
    Posted on: 7/21/2020 5:04:25 PM PDT

  • Main Belt Asteroid Science in the Decade 2023-2032: Fundamental Science Questions and Recommendations on behalf of the Small Bodies Assessment Group
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 16, 2020
    Posted on: 7/16/2020 1:31:22 PM PDT

  • Rocklines as Cradles for Cosmic Spherules
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 29, 2020
    Posted on: 5/29/2020 3:06:20 PM PDT

  • Possible Interstellar meteoroids detected by the Canadian Meteor Orbit Radar
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 25, 2020
    Posted on: 5/26/2020 12:45:38 AM PDT

  • Thermal convection in the crust of the dwarf planet (1) Ceres
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 23, 2020
    Posted on: 4/23/2020 2:36:14 PM PDT

  • An interstellar origin for high-inclination Centaurs
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 23, 2020
    Posted on: 4/23/2020 2:35:40 PM PDT

  • Initial results from the New Horizons exploration of 2014 MU69, a small Kuiper Belt Object
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 6, 2020
    Posted on: 4/6/2020 2:01:01 PM PDT

  • The Geology and Geophysics of Kuiper Belt Object (486958) Arrokoth
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 6, 2020
    Posted on: 4/6/2020 1:59:57 PM PDT