Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • Worldwide Help Sought For Comet Study Effort
    Planetary Science Institute - Tuesday, November 22, 2016
    Posted on: 11/23/2016 1:29:12 AM PDT

  • 100 Scientists Sign Open Letter to Support Asteroid Impact Mission
    I Support AIM - Monday, November 14, 2016
    Posted on: 11/14/2016 1:55:28 PM PDT

  • NASA and FEMA Conduct Asteroid Impact Emergency Planning Exercise
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Friday, November 4, 2016
    Posted on: 11/4/2016 5:56:17 PM PDT

  • Unexpected Discoveries on a Metal World
    University of Arizona - Friday, October 21, 2016
    Posted on: 10/21/2016 6:03:15 PM PDT

  • Avalanches, Not Internal Pressure, Cause Comet Nuclei Outbursts
    Planetary Science Institute - Monday, October 17, 2016
    Posted on: 10/17/2016 9:29:11 PM PDT

  • Rosetta space mission ends: Queen’s comet expert reflects on successes
    Queens University Belfast - Thursday, September 29, 2016
    Posted on: 9/29/2016 4:12:13 PM PDT

  • Mark Thiemens Awarded Prestigious Meteoritical Society Medal
    University of California San Diego - Saturday, August 13, 2016
    Posted on: 8/13/2016 3:24:46 PM PDT

  • New methodology provides better size estimates of meteorite impact craters
    Western University - Friday, August 5, 2016
    Posted on: 8/5/2016 8:06:46 PM PDT

  • SwRI-led study shows puzzling paucity of large craters on dwarf planet Ceres
    Southwest Research Institute - Tuesday, July 26, 2016
    Posted on: 7/26/2016 5:05:00 PM PDT

  • Slooh: Celebrate World Asteroid Day with Live Show, Expert Guests
    SLOOH - Wednesday, June 29, 2016
    Posted on: 6/29/2016 10:10:48 PM PDT

  • A Unique Project to Track Asteroids for Asteroid Day 2016
    Las Cumbres Observatory - Wednesday, June 29, 2016
    Posted on: 6/29/2016 4:27:32 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Impacts a Possible Solution to Faint Young Sun Paradox
    Southwest Research Institute - Thursday, June 23, 2016
    Posted on: 6/23/2016 3:51:49 PM PDT

  • Hundreds of Events Worldwide Scheduled for Asteroid Day 2016
    Asteroid Day - Monday, June 20, 2016
    Posted on: 6/20/2016 4:26:48 PM PDT

  • Purdue, CU-Boulder study shows how comets break up, make up
    University of Colorado at Boulder - Wednesday, June 1, 2016
    Posted on: 6/1/2016 11:55:49 PM PDT

  • SwRI's Bottke named Fellow of Meteoritical Society
    Southwest Research Institute - Tuesday, May 31, 2016
    Posted on: 5/31/2016 3:01:49 PM PDT

  • 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

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Asteroid-Comet Continuum Objects in the Solar System
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 1, 2016
    Posted on: 12/1/2016 4:29:38 PM PDT

  • Near-infrared thermal emission from near-Earth asteroids: Aspect-dependent variability
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 15, 2016
    Posted on: 11/15/2016 3:29:47 PM PDT

  • Shape model of asteroid (130) Elektra
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 15, 2016
    Posted on: 11/15/2016 3:28:59 PM PDT

  • PANIC - A surface science package for the in situ characterization of a near-Earth asteroid
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 2, 2016
    Posted on: 11/2/2016 6:14:11 PM PDT

  • V-type Near-Earth asteroids: dynamics, close encounters and impacts with terrestrial planets
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 18, 2016
    Posted on: 10/18/2016 1:31:14 PM PDT

  • Two suitable targets for the ARM and MarcoPolo-M5 space missions
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 4, 2016
    Posted on: 10/5/2016 12:30:56 AM PDT

  • Detection of Water and/or Hydroxyl on Asteroid (16) Psyche
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 4, 2016
    Posted on: 10/5/2016 12:29:55 AM PDT

  • White House and NASA Defend Asteroid Redirect Mission, Senate Skeptical in New Bill
    American Institute of Physics - September 16, 2016
    Posted on: 9/16/2016 8:05:15 PM PDT

  • NASA Solicitation Asteroid Redirect Mission Umbrella for Partnerships (ARM-UP) Released
    NASA HQ - September 7, 2016
    Posted on: 9/7/2016 7:58:32 PM PDT

  • Thermal Tomography of Asteroid Surface Structure
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 25, 2016
    Posted on: 8/25/2016 4:02:46 PM PDT

  • On the influence of impact effect modelling for global asteroid impact risk distribution
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 25, 2016
    Posted on: 8/25/2016 3:48:40 PM PDT

  • NEOSurvey 1: Initial results from the Warm Spitzer Exploration Science Survey of Near Earth Object Properties
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 15, 2016
    Posted on: 8/15/2016 1:52:05 PM PDT

  • Discovery of A New Retrograde Trans-Neptunian Object
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 8, 2016
    Posted on: 8/8/2016 9:55:10 PM PDT

  • Asteroid (469219) 2016 HO3, the smallest and closest Earth quasi-satellite
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 5, 2016
    Posted on: 8/5/2016 3:09:33 PM PDT

  • Orbital and Physical Characteristics of Meter-scale Impactors from Airburst Observations
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 26, 2016
    Posted on: 7/26/2016 4:31:48 PM PDT

  • Lunar impact flashes from Geminids, analysis of luminous efficiencies and the flux of large meteoroids on Earth
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 26, 2016
    Posted on: 7/26/2016 4:30:20 PM PDT

  • Debris Engine: A Potential Thruster for Space Debris Removal
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 26, 2016
    Posted on: 7/26/2016 4:28:31 PM PDT

  • Evidence for Gas from a Disintegrating Extrasolar Asteroid
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 26, 2016
    Posted on: 7/26/2016 4:25:32 PM PDT

  • Gone in a Blaze of Glory: the Demise of Comet C/2015 D1 (SOHO)
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 26, 2016
    Posted on: 7/26/2016 4:14:20 PM PDT

  • The Mission Accessible Near-Earth Objects Survey (MANOS): first photometric results
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 14, 2016
    Posted on: 7/14/2016 6:01:46 PM PDT