Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • Ice Is Everywhere on the Dwarf Planet Ceres
    University of Hawaii - Thursday, December 15, 2016
    Posted on: 12/15/2016 11:36:35 PM PDT

  • Subsurface Water Shaped Dwarf Planet Ceres
    Planetary Science Institute - Thursday, December 15, 2016
    Posted on: 12/15/2016 6:36:58 PM PDT

  • Searching for Trojan Asteroids, Earth's Unseen Companions
    University of Arizona - Thursday, December 15, 2016
    Posted on: 12/15/2016 6:04:41 PM PDT

  • United Nations General Assembly proclaims 30 June as International Asteroid Day
    United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs - Wednesday, December 7, 2016
    Posted on: 12/7/2016 7:53:35 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • Near-Earth Object Orbit Linking with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 3, 2017
    Posted on: 7/3/2017 4:27:38 PM PDT

  • High-fidelity Simulations of the Near-Earth Object Search Performance of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 3, 2017
    Posted on: 7/3/2017 4:26:49 PM PDT

  • Extraterrestrial sedimentary rocks on Earth
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 22, 2017
    Posted on: 6/22/2017 2:04:24 PM PDT

  • H2O and O2 Absorption in the Coma of Comet 67P Measured by the Alice Far-Ultraviolet Spectrograph on Rosetta
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 8, 2017
    Posted on: 6/9/2017 1:26:44 AM PDT

  • The 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko observation campaign in support of the Rosetta mission
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 31, 2017
    Posted on: 5/31/2017 2:05:19 PM PDT

  • Is the Eureka cluster a collisional family of Mars Trojan asteroids?
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 31, 2017
    Posted on: 5/31/2017 2:03:43 PM PDT

  • Sizes and albedos of Mars-crossing asteroids from WISE/NEOWISE data
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 30, 2017
    Posted on: 5/30/2017 10:01:42 PM PDT

  • Discovery of a new branch of the Taurid meteoroid stream as a real source of potentially hazardous bodies
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 29, 2017
    Posted on: 5/29/2017 3:47:22 PM PDT

  • Projected Near-Earth Object Discovery Performance of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 18, 2017
    Posted on: 5/18/2017 2:50:38 PM PDT

  • Shape models and physical properties of asteroids
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 17, 2017
    Posted on: 5/17/2017 1:49:58 PM PDT

  • Ejection of iron-bearing giant-impact fragments and the dynamical and geochemical influence of the fragment re-accretion
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 20, 2017
    Posted on: 4/20/2017 5:58:26 PM PDT

  • Seasonal changes of the volatile density in the coma and on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 17, 2017
    Posted on: 4/17/2017 3:36:24 PM PDT

  • Data mining of near Earth asteroids in the Subaru Suprime-Cam archive
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 17, 2017
    Posted on: 4/17/2017 3:00:23 PM PDT

  • A method for classifying orbits near asteroids
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 17, 2017
    Posted on: 4/17/2017 2:59:33 PM PDT

  • The Future of Stardust Science
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 10, 2017
    Posted on: 4/10/2017 4:45:03 PM PDT

  • OSSOS: V. Diffusion in the orbit of a high-perihelion distant Solar System object
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 7, 2017
    Posted on: 4/7/2017 2:10:43 PM PDT

  • Statistical Analysis of Astrometric Errors for the Most Productive Asteroid Surveys
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 13, 2017
    Posted on: 3/13/2017 2:14:03 PM PDT

  • OSIRIS-REx: Sample Return from Asteroid (101955) Bennu
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 24, 2017
    Posted on: 2/24/2017 4:10:35 PM PDT