Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Evolution of Cometary Dust Particles to the Orbit of the Earth: Particle Size, Shape, and Mutual Collisions
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 30, 2018
    Posted on: 1/30/2018 6:54:52 PM PDT

  • Towards a theoretical determination of the geographical probability distribution of meteoroid impacts on Earth
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 19, 2018
    Posted on: 1/19/2018 11:10:11 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Family Associations of Active Asteroids
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 8, 2018
    Posted on: 1/8/2018 2:50:04 PM PDT

  • Spectroscopy and thermal modelling of the first interstellar object 1I/2017 U1 'Oumuamua
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 21, 2017
    Posted on: 12/21/2017 11:59:31 PM PDT

  • On Distinguishing Interstellar Objects Like `Oumuamua From Products of Solar System Scattering
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 21, 2017
    Posted on: 12/21/2017 11:57:47 PM PDT

  • Spectral properties and geology of bright and dark materials on dwarf planet Ceres
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 21, 2017
    Posted on: 12/21/2017 11:53:53 PM PDT

  • The Dynamical History Of 2060 Chiron And Its Proposed Ring System
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 21, 2017
    Posted on: 12/21/2017 11:50:07 PM PDT

  • Moving mountains and white spots of Ceres
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 21, 2017
    Posted on: 12/21/2017 11:39:40 PM PDT

  • Ejection of rocky and icy material from binary star systems: Implications for the origin and composition of 1I/`Oumuamua
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 13, 2017
    Posted on: 12/13/2017 4:01:31 PM PDT

  • Case Studies of Exocomets in the System of HD 10180
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 9, 2017
    Posted on: 12/9/2017 10:04:27 PM PDT

  • Ground-based Characterization of Hayabusa2 Mission Target Asteroid 162173 Ryugu
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 4, 2017
    Posted on: 12/4/2017 5:32:45 PM PDT

  • 1I/'Oumuamua is tumbling
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 30, 2017
    Posted on: 12/1/2017 3:07:30 AM PDT

  • On the dynamical history of the recently discovered interstellar object A/2017 U1 - where does it come from?
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 28, 2017
    Posted on: 11/28/2017 11:21:34 PM PDT

  • Project Lyra: Sending a Spacecraft to 1I/'Oumuamua (former A/2017 U1), the Interstellar Asteroid
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 28, 2017
    Posted on: 11/28/2017 11:13:22 PM PDT

  • A general method for assessing the origin of interstellar small bodies: the case of 1I/2017 U1 (Oumuamua)
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 28, 2017
    Posted on: 11/28/2017 4:58:39 PM PDT

  • Implications of the interstellar object 1I/'Oumuamua for planetary dynamics and planetesimal formation
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 28, 2017
    Posted on: 11/28/2017 4:57:52 PM PDT

  • `Oumuamua as a messenger from the Local Association
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 27, 2017
    Posted on: 11/27/2017 6:21:15 PM PDT

  • Col-OSSOS: Colors of the Interstellar Planetesimal 1I/2017 U1 in Context with the Solar System
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 16, 2017
    Posted on: 11/17/2017 2:51:21 AM PDT

  • APO Time Resolved Color Photometry of Highly-Elongated Interstellar Object 1I/'Oumuamua
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 15, 2017
    Posted on: 11/15/2017 3:51:39 PM PDT

  • Dynamical Origin and Terrestrial Impact Flux of Large Near-Earth Asteroids
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 15, 2017
    Posted on: 11/15/2017 3:49:46 PM PDT