Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • Eclipses of Stars by Near-Earth Asteroids Might Help Save Earth
    International Occultation Timing Association (IOTA) - Thursday, October 29, 2020
    Posted on: 10/29/2020 4:34:26 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Ryugu Shaken by Hayabusa2's Impactor
    Kobe University - Thursday, October 29, 2020
    Posted on: 10/29/2020 4:19:00 PM PDT

  • NASA to Provide Update on Agency’s First Asteroid Sample Collection Attempt
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    Posted on: 9/22/2020 3:45:24 PM PDT

  • SwRI instruments aboard Rosetta help detect unexpected ultraviolet aurora at a comet
    Southwest Research Institute - Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    Posted on: 9/22/2020 1:25:45 PM PDT

  • Comet Chury's Ultraviolet Aurora
    University of Bern - Monday, September 14, 2020
    Posted on: 9/21/2020 3:25:39 PM PDT

  • Industry starts work on Europe’s Hera planetary defence mission
    European Space Agency - Tuesday, September 15, 2020
    Posted on: 9/15/2020 4:38:08 PM PDT

  • Amateur Astronomer Discovers Large Near-Earth Asteroid
    Planetary Society - Thursday, September 10, 2020
    Posted on: 9/10/2020 9:40:48 PM PDT

  • Rock stars – Curtin scientists find two meteorites in two weeks
    Curtin University - Friday, July 31, 2020
    Posted on: 7/31/2020 5:48:26 PM PDT

  • An Agency for asteroids
    European Space Agency - Tuesday, June 23, 2020
    Posted on: 6/23/2020 6:24:15 PM PDT

  • Name Approved for Target of Asteroid Deflection Missions
    International Astronomical Union - Tuesday, June 23, 2020
    Posted on: 6/23/2020 6:20:42 PM PDT

  • Citizen scientist discovers Sun-watcher SOHO’s 4000th comet
    European Space Agency - Wednesday, June 17, 2020
    Posted on: 6/17/2020 3:46:56 PM PDT

  • Asteroids Ryugu and Bennu Formed by Destruction of a Large Asteroid
    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) - Wednesday, May 27, 2020
    Posted on: 5/27/2020 2:25:05 PM PDT

  • Researchers find new minor planets beyond Neptune
    University of Pennsylvania - Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    Posted on: 3/11/2020 6:58:20 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Risks And Opportunities Global Theme Of Asteroid Day Leading Up To 30 June, 2020
    Asteroid Day - Friday, February 14, 2020
    Posted on: 2/15/2020 2:26:45 AM PDT

  • Planetary Society Awards Nearly $58,000 to Amateur Asteroid Hunters
    Planetary Society - Thursday, December 19, 2019
    Posted on: 12/20/2019 12:07:17 AM PDT

  • Fireballs: mail from space
    University of Helsinki - Thursday, December 19, 2019
    Posted on: 12/19/2019 4:17:05 PM PDT

  • Western-led team investigates interstellar bodies originating from beyond our solar system
    Western University - Thursday, November 7, 2019
    Posted on: 11/7/2019 3:43:12 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • The solar nebula origin of (486958) Arrokoth, a primordial contact binary in the Kuiper belt
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 13, 2020
    Posted on: 3/13/2020 2:48:14 PM PDT

  • Asteroids' Size Distribution and Colors from HiTS
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 13, 2020
    Posted on: 3/13/2020 2:46:02 PM PDT

  • Follow-up imaging observations of comet 2I/Borisov
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 4, 2020
    Posted on: 3/4/2020 11:46:14 PM PDT

  • Photometry of Kuiper Belt Object (486958) Arrokoth from New Horizons LORRI
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 4, 2020
    Posted on: 3/4/2020 11:44:35 PM PDT

  • Fragmentation modelling of the August 2019 impact on Jupiter
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 21, 2020
    Posted on: 2/21/2020 6:11:26 PM PDT

  • Color, Composition, and Thermal Environment of Kuiper Belt Object (486958) Arrokoth
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 17, 2020
    Posted on: 2/18/2020 3:24:37 AM PDT

  • On the orbital evolution of 2020 AV2, the first asteroid ever observed to go around the Sun inside the orbit of Venus
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 11, 2020
    Posted on: 2/11/2020 2:44:58 PM PDT

  • The Design of a Space-based Observation and Tracking System for Interstellar Objects
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 6, 2020
    Posted on: 2/6/2020 11:39:49 PM PDT

  • Potential Backup Targets for Comet Interceptor
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 6, 2020
    Posted on: 2/6/2020 5:57:01 PM PDT

  • Identification of a Minimoon Fireball
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 5, 2019
    Posted on: 12/5/2019 9:17:43 PM PDT