Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • Rosetta Comet Exploration Team Earns Swigert Award for Space Exploration
    Spaceguard Foundation - Tuesday, January 27, 2015
    Posted on: 1/27/2015 6:14:50 PM PDT

  • PSI Scientists Study Surface Composition of Asteroid 2004 BL86 During Close Flyby of Earth
    Planetary Science Institute - Tuesday, January 27, 2015
    Posted on: 1/27/2015 6:12:42 PM PDT

  • Mountain-size Asteroid 2004 BL86 Passes Earth on January 26-27
    Sky and Telescope - Monday, January 26, 2015
    Posted on: 1/26/2015 4:37:45 PM PDT

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  • A first peek beneath the surface of a comet
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    Posted on: 1/23/2015 10:30:28 PM PDT

  • Asteroid to Fly By Earth Safely on January 26
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Wednesday, January 14, 2015
    Posted on: 1/14/2015 11:43:04 PM PDT

  • Meteorite material born in molten spray as embryo planets collided
    Purdue University - Wednesday, January 14, 2015
    Posted on: 1/14/2015 7:15:28 PM PDT

  • A twist on planetary origins
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Wednesday, January 14, 2015
    Posted on: 1/14/2015 7:04:12 PM PDT

  • NASA to Discuss Today Asteroid Redirect Mission Capture Concept, Next Step in Journey to Mars
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, December 17, 2014
    Posted on: 12/17/2014 4:26:01 PM PDT

  • Earth's most abundant mineral finally has a name
    Argonne National Laboratory - Friday, December 12, 2014
    Posted on: 12/12/2014 11:45:07 PM PDT

  • Declaration to Increase Detection of Dangerous Asteroids by 100X Signed
    Asteroid Day - Wednesday, December 3, 2014
    Posted on: 12/3/2014 7:49:33 PM PDT

  • Astronauts, Scientists, Nobel Laureates, Technologists & Artists to Announce Asteroid Awareness Day
    Asteroid Day - Wednesday, November 26, 2014
    Posted on: 11/26/2014 6:54:50 PM PDT

  • NASA Announces New Opportunities for Public Participation in Asteroid Grand Challenge
    NASA HQ - Friday, November 21, 2014
    Posted on: 11/21/2014 9:05:10 PM PDT

  • Leonid Meteor Shower Best Before Dawn Nov. 17th
    McDonald Observatory - Thursday, November 13, 2014
    Posted on: 11/13/2014 4:57:33 PM PDT

  • Tel Aviv University Research Leads to Historic Comet Landing
    Tel Aviv University - Thursday, November 13, 2014
    Posted on: 11/13/2014 4:50:31 PM PDT

  • A Visual Journey to Asteroid Bennu
    University of Arizona - Wednesday, November 12, 2014
    Posted on: 11/12/2014 7:14:10 PM PDT

  • New Insights Into Comet Siding Spring
    Planetary Science Institute - Monday, November 10, 2014
    Posted on: 11/11/2014 1:15:32 AM PDT

  • First Observations of Surfaces of Oort Cloud Objects
    University of Hawaii - Monday, November 10, 2014
    Posted on: 11/10/2014 7:04:16 PM PDT

  • SwRI Team Telescope Effort Reveals Asteroid's Size
    Southwest Research Institute - Monday, November 10, 2014
    Posted on: 11/10/2014 7:02:18 PM PDT

  • Seven Internationally Famous Specks of Dust
    Washington University in St. Louis - Thursday, November 6, 2014
    Posted on: 11/6/2014 3:30:02 PM PDT

  • The Perfume of Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko
    University of Bern - Thursday, October 23, 2014
    Posted on: 10/23/2014 4:13:57 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Possible ring material around centaur (2060) Chiron
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 30, 2015
    Posted on: 1/30/2015 3:27:43 PM PDT

  • Asteroid That Flew Past Earth Today Has Moon
    NASA HQ - January 26, 2015
    Posted on: 1/26/2015 10:34:44 PM PDT

  • How to form planetesimals from mm-sized chondrules and chondrule aggregates
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 23, 2015
    Posted on: 1/23/2015 3:33:17 PM PDT

  • Short-term variability over the surface of (1) Ceres. A changing amount of water ice?
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 14, 2015
    Posted on: 1/14/2015 3:07:00 PM PDT

  • NASA ARC: Asteroid Characterization / Small Spacecraft Remote Sensing Instrument Development
    Ames Research Center - January 13, 2015
    Posted on: 1/13/2015 4:42:04 PM PDT

  • On the 'Scattered' Inclinations in the Kuiper Belt
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 13, 2015
    Posted on: 1/13/2015 4:32:34 PM PDT

  • A serendipitous all sky survey for bright objects in the outer solar system
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 8, 2015
    Posted on: 1/8/2015 4:29:51 PM PDT

  • Survey Simulations of an New Near-Earth Asteroid Detection System
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 8, 2015
    Posted on: 1/8/2015 4:13:07 PM PDT

  • Call for Abstracts: Nanosatellites Deployed from Carrier Spacecraft: A Paradigm Shift in Planetary Sciences?
    European Geosciences Union - November 26, 2014
    Posted on: 11/26/2014 7:51:53 PM PDT

  • A History of NASA Near-Earth Object Program
    NASA HQ - November 25, 2014
    Posted on: 11/25/2014 7:12:21 PM PDT

  • Recent multi-kiloton impact events: are they truly random?
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 22, 2014
    Posted on: 10/22/2014 10:33:35 PM PDT

  • Bootstrapping a Solar System Civilization
    Office of Science and Technology Policy - October 14, 2014
    Posted on: 10/14/2014 5:25:02 PM PDT

  • NASA Solicitation: A History of NASA's Near Earth Object Program
    NASA HQ - October 7, 2014
    Posted on: 10/7/2014 12:53:49 PM PDT

  • Composition, Mineralogy, and Porosity of Multiple Asteroid Systems from Visible and Near-infrared Spectral Data
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - September 2, 2014
    Posted on: 9/2/2014 1:26:35 PM PDT

  • Low-speed Impact Simulations into Regolith in Support of Asteroid Sampling Mechanism Design Comparison with 1-g Experiments
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 12, 2014
    Posted on: 8/12/2014 3:49:10 PM PDT

  • Numerical predictions of surface effects during the 2029 close approach of asteroid 99942 Apophis
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 4, 2014
    Posted on: 8/4/2014 12:55:39 PM PDT

  • ROSES-14 Amendment 26: Final text and new name for C.20: Dawn at Ceres GIP
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - July 9, 2014
    Posted on: 7/9/2014 4:27:35 PM PDT

  • Bright Fireballs Associated with the Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2007LQ19
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 26, 2014
    Posted on: 6/26/2014 1:58:21 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Grand Challenge Virtual Workshop
    Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) - June 18, 2014
    Posted on: 6/18/2014 4:05:46 PM PDT

  • Assessing the physical nature of near-Earth asteroids through their dynamical histories
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 8, 2014
    Posted on: 5/8/2014 2:01:23 PM PDT