Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • NASA and FEMA Conduct Asteroid Impact Emergency Planning Exercise
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Friday, November 4, 2016
    Posted on: 11/4/2016 5:56:17 PM PDT

  • Unexpected Discoveries on a Metal World
    University of Arizona - Friday, October 21, 2016
    Posted on: 10/21/2016 6:03:15 PM PDT

  • Avalanches, Not Internal Pressure, Cause Comet Nuclei Outbursts
    Planetary Science Institute - Monday, October 17, 2016
    Posted on: 10/17/2016 9:29:11 PM PDT

  • Rosetta space mission ends: Queen’s comet expert reflects on successes
    Queens University Belfast - Thursday, September 29, 2016
    Posted on: 9/29/2016 4:12:13 PM PDT

  • Mark Thiemens Awarded Prestigious Meteoritical Society Medal
    University of California San Diego - Saturday, August 13, 2016
    Posted on: 8/13/2016 3:24:46 PM PDT

  • New methodology provides better size estimates of meteorite impact craters
    Western University - Friday, August 5, 2016
    Posted on: 8/5/2016 8:06:46 PM PDT

  • SwRI-led study shows puzzling paucity of large craters on dwarf planet Ceres
    Southwest Research Institute - Tuesday, July 26, 2016
    Posted on: 7/26/2016 5:05:00 PM PDT

  • Slooh: Celebrate World Asteroid Day with Live Show, Expert Guests
    SLOOH - Wednesday, June 29, 2016
    Posted on: 6/29/2016 10:10:48 PM PDT

  • 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

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Formation of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko through gravitational collapse of a clump of pebbles
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 24, 2017
    Posted on: 10/24/2017 4:46:07 PM PDT

  • The observing campaign on the deep-space debris WT1190F as a test case for short-warning NEO impacts
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 23, 2017
    Posted on: 10/24/2017 12:49:50 AM PDT

  • NASA Planetary Defense Coordination Office Near Earth Objects Observations Partnerships RFI
    NASA HQ - October 12, 2017
    Posted on: 10/12/2017 7:17:05 PM PDT

  • Effect of Jupiter's Formation on the Distribution of Refractory Elements and Inclusions in Meteorites
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 12, 2017
    Posted on: 10/12/2017 4:00:24 PM PDT

  • Chondrules in enstatite chondrites
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 6, 2017
    Posted on: 10/6/2017 4:41:02 PM PDT

  • Asteroid impacts on terrestrial planets: The effects of super-Earths and the role of the ν6 resonance
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - September 19, 2017
    Posted on: 9/19/2017 4:06:42 PM PDT

  • The Main Belt Comets and Ice in the Solar System
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - September 19, 2017
    Posted on: 9/19/2017 4:04:07 PM PDT

  • 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