Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • ANSMET team 2015-16
    Case Western Reserve University - Friday, August 7, 2015
    Posted on: 8/8/2015 1:52:31 AM PDT

  • SwRI scientist selected for NASA Antarctic hunt for meteorites
    Southwest Research Institute - Friday, August 7, 2015
    Posted on: 8/7/2015 11:30:21 PM PDT

  • New Study Sheds Light on Origin of Most Common Meteorites
    Planetary Science Institute - Wednesday, August 5, 2015
    Posted on: 8/5/2015 4:28:09 PM PDT

  • Philae results shed light on the nature of comets
    American Association for the Advancement of Science - Thursday, July 30, 2015
    Posted on: 7/30/2015 9:09:19 PM PDT

  • Vesta's Potassium-to-Thorium Ratio Reveals Hot Origins
    Planetary Science Institute - Wednesday, July 22, 2015
    Posted on: 7/22/2015 7:15:07 PM PDT

  • JAXA Competition to Name Hayabusa2 Target Asteroid 1999 JU3
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) - Wednesday, July 22, 2015
    Posted on: 7/22/2015 2:54:59 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Day Event/Webcast at Calif. Academy of Sciences
    Asteroid Day - Thursday, June 25, 2015
    Posted on: 6/25/2015 3:08:04 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Day: Events & Webcasts Set for June 30; 100X Declaration Open for Signatures
    Asteroid Day - Tuesday, June 23, 2015
    Posted on: 6/23/2015 2:58:37 PM PDT

  • Experts to Report on Progress in Defense Against Near-Earth Objects
    National Institute of Aerospace - Monday, June 22, 2015
    Posted on: 6/22/2015 6:51:43 PM PDT

  • B612 Foundation and CalAcademy to Host June 30 Asteroid Day in San Francisco
    B612 Foundation - Wednesday, June 3, 2015
    Posted on: 6/3/2015 4:48:23 PM PDT

  • NASA Seeks Additional Information for Asteroid Redirect Mission Spacecraft
    NASA HQ - Monday, May 18, 2015
    Posted on: 5/18/2015 8:11:30 PM PDT

  • ASU Fulbright winner Meenakshi Wadhwa to study Mars meteorite at premier India institute
    Arizona State University - Thursday, May 7, 2015
    Posted on: 5/8/2015 1:32:14 AM PDT

  • Meteorites key to the story of Earth's layers
    Australian National University - Wednesday, April 15, 2015
    Posted on: 4/15/2015 2:25:05 PM PDT

  • Free Contest to Give Your Name to an Asteroid
    First Light Magazine - Wednesday, April 15, 2015
    Posted on: 4/15/2015 2:07:07 PM PDT

  • NASA Releases Tool Enabling Citizen Scientists to Examine Asteroid Vesta
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, March 31, 2015
    Posted on: 3/31/2015 10:59:56 PM PDT

  • NASA's Next Steps to Mars Will Be on Langley Legs
    Langley Research Center - Friday, March 27, 2015
    Posted on: 3/27/2015 9:14:16 PM PDT

  • NASA Asteroid Hunter Spacecraft Data Available to Public
    NASA HQ - Thursday, March 26, 2015
    Posted on: 3/26/2015 10:30:42 PM PDT

  • NASA to Discuss Progress Today on Asteroid Initiative
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, March 25, 2015
    Posted on: 3/25/2015 4:33:46 PM PDT

  • World's largest asteroid impacts found in central Australia
    Australian National University - Monday, March 23, 2015
    Posted on: 3/23/2015 2:26:06 PM PDT

  • Second natural quasicrystal found in ancient meteorite
    Princeton University - Thursday, March 19, 2015
    Posted on: 3/19/2015 3:16:05 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Asteroid 2015 DB216: a recurring co-orbital companion to Uranus
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 28, 2015
    Posted on: 7/28/2015 1:20:54 PM PDT

  • Release of the NASA Asteroid Redirect Mission Formulation Assessment and Support Team (FAST) Charter
    NASA HQ - July 22, 2015
    Posted on: 7/22/2015 10:11:22 PM PDT

  • NASA Membership Call for the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) Formulation Assessment and Support Team (FAST)
    NASA HQ - July 7, 2015
    Posted on: 7/7/2015 6:26:22 PM PDT

  • Gaia-GOSA: An interactive service for coordination of asteroid observation campaigns
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 18, 2015
    Posted on: 5/18/2015 2:35:30 PM PDT

  • Quantifying hazards: asteroid disruption in lunar distant retrograde orbits
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 18, 2015
    Posted on: 5/18/2015 2:34:27 PM PDT

  • Radar Images of Asteroid 1999 FN53 from Arecibo Observatory
    Arecibo Observatory - May 15, 2015
    Posted on: 5/15/2015 10:05:31 PM PDT

  • NASA Citizen science Asteroid Data, Education, and Tools (CADET)
    NASA HQ - May 5, 2015
    Posted on: 5/5/2015 7:42:43 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Systems: Binaries, Triples, and Pairs
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 3, 2015
    Posted on: 4/3/2015 1:44:59 PM PDT

  • Systematic ranging and late warning asteroid impacts
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 3, 2015
    Posted on: 4/3/2015 1:43:28 PM PDT

  • Pre-perihelion activity of dynamically new comet C/2013 A1and its close encounter with Mars
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 28, 2015
    Posted on: 3/29/2015 1:12:48 AM PDT

  • Mineralogy and Surface Composition of Asteroids
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 25, 2015
    Posted on: 2/25/2015 5:31:17 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Models from Multiple Data Sources
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 25, 2015
    Posted on: 2/25/2015 5:30:25 PM PDT

  • Astronomical Observations of Volatiles on Asteroids
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 24, 2015
    Posted on: 2/24/2015 3:56:18 PM PDT

  • Collisional Formation and Modeling of Asteroid Families
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 16, 2015
    Posted on: 2/16/2015 4:45:55 PM PDT

  • Small Near-Earth Asteroids as a Source of Meteorites
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 12, 2015
    Posted on: 2/12/2015 4:01:56 PM PDT

  • Exploring Exogenic Sources for the Olivine on Asteroid (4) Vesta
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 12, 2015
    Posted on: 2/12/2015 4:00:23 PM PDT

  • 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