Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • Leading Planetary Defence Experts announce 21,443 reasons to test asteroid deflection
    Asteroid Day - Wednesday, November 6, 2019
    Posted on: 11/6/2019 9:09:55 PM PDT

  • Near-Earth Asteroids Spectroscopic Survey at Isaac Newton Telescope
    Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes - Thursday, October 17, 2019
    Posted on: 10/17/2019 4:58:30 PM PDT

  • Season Two of 'On a Mission' Podcast Targets Asteroids
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Tuesday, October 8, 2019
    Posted on: 10/8/2019 10:06:46 PM PDT

  • Scientist Helps Discover How Water Is Regenerated on Asteroids
    Curtin University - Tuesday, October 8, 2019
    Posted on: 10/8/2019 3:23:47 PM PDT

  • Characterizing Near-Earth Objects to Understand Impact Risks, Exploration Potential
    Southwest Research Institute - Tuesday, October 1, 2019
    Posted on: 10/1/2019 5:05:25 PM PDT

  • Get Ready for More Interstellar Objects, Astronomers Say
    Yale University - Saturday, September 28, 2019
    Posted on: 9/28/2019 3:44:25 PM PDT

  • Naming of New Interstellar Visitor, 2I/Borisov
    International Astronomical Union - Tuesday, September 24, 2019
    Posted on: 9/24/2019 2:07:18 PM PDT

  • Comet Gateway Discovered to Inner Solar System, May Alter Fundamental Understanding of Comet Evolution
    University of Central Florida - Thursday, September 19, 2019
    Posted on: 9/19/2019 10:15:10 PM PDT

  • Best of both worlds: Asteroids and massive mergers
    University of Arizona - Monday, August 19, 2019
    Posted on: 8/19/2019 10:37:44 PM PDT

  • 'Oumuamua interstellar object was not an alien spacecraft
    National Science Foundation - Saturday, July 20, 2019
    Posted on: 7/20/2019 7:28:00 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Characterization of the Nucleus, Morphology and Activity of Interstellar comet 2I/Borisov by Optical and Near-Infrared GROWTH, Apache Point, IRTF, ZTF
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 1, 2019
    Posted on: 11/1/2019 3:59:55 PM PDT

  • Are 2I/Borisov and Oort Cloud Comets Alike?
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 21, 2019
    Posted on: 10/21/2019 5:54:25 PM PDT

  • Investigating Asteroid Surface Geophysics with an Ultra-Low-Gravity Centrifuge in Low-Earth Orbit
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 11, 2019
    Posted on: 10/11/2019 5:04:35 PM PDT

  • Development and Testing of an Engineering Model for an Asteroid Hopping Robot
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 10, 2019
    Posted on: 10/10/2019 3:25:48 PM PDT

  • Report: Finding Hazardous Asteroids Using Infrared and Visible Wavelength Telescopes
    National Academy of Sciences - October 10, 2019
    Posted on: 10/10/2019 3:20:23 PM PDT

  • Scientists Confirm New Discovery of Moon Rocks on Earth
    Johnson Space Center - September 27, 2019
    Posted on: 9/27/2019 4:01:08 PM PDT

  • Sending a Spacecraft to Interstellar Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov)
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - September 16, 2019
    Posted on: 9/16/2019 11:30:03 PM PDT

  • Interstellar comet 2I/Borisov
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - September 13, 2019
    Posted on: 9/13/2019 11:03:13 PM PDT

  • A Real-Time Search for Interstellar Impacts on the Moon
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 26, 2019
    Posted on: 8/26/2019 1:50:42 PM PDT

  • GAUSS -- A Sample Return Mission to Ceres
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 21, 2019
    Posted on: 8/22/2019 12:18:37 AM PDT

  • Comet C/2018 V1 (Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto): dislodged from the Oort Cloud or coming from interstellar space?
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 8, 2019
    Posted on: 8/8/2019 3:29:57 PM PDT

  • Cometary Plasma Science -- A White Paper in response to the Voyage 2050 Call by the European Space Agency
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - August 2, 2019
    Posted on: 8/2/2019 7:29:37 PM PDT

  • Enhanced Kinetic Impactor for Deflecting Large-scale Potentially Hazardous Asteroids via Maneuvering Space Rocks
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 26, 2019
    Posted on: 7/26/2019 2:27:12 PM PDT

  • Q-type asteroids: Possibility of non-fresh weathered surfaces
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 22, 2019
    Posted on: 7/22/2019 12:41:54 PM PDT

  • The Natural History of 'Oumuamua
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - July 4, 2019
    Posted on: 7/4/2019 8:26:18 PM PDT

  • Galactic Tide and Local Stellar Perturbations on the Oort Cloud: Creation of Interstellar Comets
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - June 26, 2019
    Posted on: 6/26/2019 3:06:41 PM PDT

  • New Report Says That Space-Based Infrared Telescopes Should Be Used to Detect Near-Earth Asteroids
    National Academy of Sciences - June 19, 2019
    Posted on: 6/19/2019 2:49:24 PM PDT

  • Exocometary Science
    - April 8, 2019
    Posted on: 4/8/2019 1:57:39 PM PDT

  • Haumea's Shape and Composition
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 1, 2019
    Posted on: 4/2/2019 12:59:49 AM PDT

  • Asteroid pairs: a complex picture
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 17, 2019
    Posted on: 1/18/2019 1:49:15 AM PDT