Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • A Unique Project to Track Asteroids for Asteroid Day 2016
    Las Cumbres Observatory - Wednesday, June 29, 2016
    Posted on: 6/29/2016 4:27:32 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Impacts a Possible Solution to Faint Young Sun Paradox
    Southwest Research Institute - Thursday, June 23, 2016
    Posted on: 6/23/2016 3:51:49 PM PDT

  • Hundreds of Events Worldwide Scheduled for Asteroid Day 2016
    Asteroid Day - Monday, June 20, 2016
    Posted on: 6/20/2016 4:26:48 PM PDT

  • Purdue, CU-Boulder study shows how comets break up, make up
    University of Colorado at Boulder - Wednesday, June 1, 2016
    Posted on: 6/1/2016 11:55:49 PM PDT

  • SwRI's Bottke named Fellow of Meteoritical Society
    Southwest Research Institute - Tuesday, May 31, 2016
    Posted on: 5/31/2016 3:01:49 PM PDT

  • Rosetta's Comet Contains Ingredients for Life
    University of Bern - Friday, May 27, 2016
    Posted on: 5/27/2016 7:51:40 PM PDT

  • Clues to Ancient Giant Asteroid Found in Australia
    Australian National University - Tuesday, May 17, 2016
    Posted on: 5/17/2016 11:28:14 PM PDT

  • Dwarf Planet Haumea's Lunar System Smaller than Anticipated
    Florida Institute of Technology - Monday, May 16, 2016
    Posted on: 5/16/2016 10:45:33 PM PDT

  • Close-up Hubble Images Show New Details of Comet
    Planetary Science Institute - Friday, May 13, 2016
    Posted on: 5/13/2016 3:55:21 PM PDT

  • SwRI-led team identifies clathrate ices in comet 67P
    Southwest Research Institute - Friday, April 8, 2016
    Posted on: 4/8/2016 6:17:24 PM PDT

  • Shock compression research shows hexagonal diamond could serve as meteor impact marker
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Monday, March 14, 2016
    Posted on: 3/14/2016 8:37:38 PM PDT

  • Dust grains could be remnants of stellar explosions billions of years ago
    Mississippi State University - Tuesday, March 8, 2016
    Posted on: 3/8/2016 11:09:06 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Won't Hit Earth, but Will Get Close
    Cornell University - Tuesday, March 1, 2016
    Posted on: 3/1/2016 3:18:09 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Day 2016 Under Way
    Asteroid Day - Tuesday, February 9, 2016
    Posted on: 2/9/2016 3:33:37 PM PDT

  • Astronomers Recall Discovery of Source of Geminid Meteors
    University of Leicester - Monday, December 14, 2015
    Posted on: 12/14/2015 2:13:22 PM PDT

  • NASA to Broadcast Geminid Meteor Shower Program Dec. 13
    Marshall Space Flight Center - Wednesday, December 9, 2015
    Posted on: 12/9/2015 5:38:39 PM PDT

  • Near-Earth Asteroid 2015 TB145 Passes By Without a Fright!
    Arecibo Observatory - Friday, October 30, 2015
    Posted on: 10/31/2015 12:52:42 AM PDT

  • Halloween Asteroid Likely a Dead Comet
    Planetary Science Institute - Friday, October 30, 2015
    Posted on: 10/31/2015 12:51:20 AM PDT

  • What smacks into Ceres stays on Ceres, research suggests
    Brown University - Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    Posted on: 10/14/2015 9:46:21 PM PDT

  • Comet Encke: A solar windsock observed by NASA's STEREO
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    Posted on: 10/13/2015 10:55:24 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Asteroid (469219) 2016 HO3, the smallest and closest Earth quasi-satellite
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 5, 2016
    Posted on: 8/5/2016 3:09:33 PM PDT

  • Orbital and Physical Characteristics of Meter-scale Impactors from Airburst Observations
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 26, 2016
    Posted on: 7/26/2016 4:31:48 PM PDT

  • Lunar impact flashes from Geminids, analysis of luminous efficiencies and the flux of large meteoroids on Earth
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 26, 2016
    Posted on: 7/26/2016 4:30:20 PM PDT

  • Debris Engine: A Potential Thruster for Space Debris Removal
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 26, 2016
    Posted on: 7/26/2016 4:28:31 PM PDT

  • Evidence for Gas from a Disintegrating Extrasolar Asteroid
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 26, 2016
    Posted on: 7/26/2016 4:25:32 PM PDT

  • Gone in a Blaze of Glory: the Demise of Comet C/2015 D1 (SOHO)
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 26, 2016
    Posted on: 7/26/2016 4:14:20 PM PDT

  • The Mission Accessible Near-Earth Objects Survey (MANOS): first photometric results
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 14, 2016
    Posted on: 7/14/2016 6:01:46 PM PDT

  • On the origin of inner coma structures observed by Rosetta during a diurnal rotation of comet 67P
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 14, 2016
    Posted on: 7/14/2016 5:58:31 PM PDT

  • Secular resonances with Ceres and Vesta
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 8, 2016
    Posted on: 7/8/2016 5:22:37 PM PDT

  • On the Ages of Resonant, Eroded and Fossil Asteroid Families
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 8, 2016
    Posted on: 7/8/2016 5:21:01 PM PDT

  • Hubble Space Telescope Observations of Active Asteroid 324P/La Sagra
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 5, 2016
    Posted on: 7/5/2016 10:09:56 PM PDT

  • NEOWISE Reactivation Mission Year Two: Asteroid Diameters and Albedos
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 5, 2016
    Posted on: 7/5/2016 10:08:16 PM PDT

  • IAU Meteor Data Center - the shower database: a status report
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 5, 2016
    Posted on: 7/5/2016 10:03:50 PM PDT

  • The end states of long-period comets and the origin of Halley-type comets
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 28, 2016
    Posted on: 6/28/2016 11:25:11 PM PDT

  • The Albedo Distribution of Near Earth Asteroids
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 28, 2016
    Posted on: 6/28/2016 11:23:47 PM PDT

  • The Origin of Chaos in the Orbit of Comet 1P/Halley
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 23, 2016
    Posted on: 6/23/2016 3:59:51 PM PDT

  • Poynting-Robertson drag and solar wind in the space debris problem
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 16, 2016
    Posted on: 6/16/2016 4:50:49 PM PDT

  • Beyond the Kuiper Belt Edge: New High Perihelion Trans-Neptunian Objects With Moderate Semi-major Axes and Eccentricities
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 10, 2016
    Posted on: 6/10/2016 4:19:11 PM PDT

  • Orbital, spin state and thermophysical characterization of near-Earth asteroid (3200) Phaethon
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 22, 2016
    Posted on: 5/22/2016 7:13:51 PM PDT

  • A Deep Search for Additional Satellites around the Dwarf Planet Haumea
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - May 12, 2016
    Posted on: 5/13/2016 1:11:32 AM PDT