Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 1I/'Oumuamua is Hot: Imaging, Spectroscopy and Search of Meteor Activity
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 9, 2017
    Posted on: 11/9/2017 5:54:01 PM PDT

  • The rotation period and shape of the hyperbolic asteroid A/2017 U1 from its lightcurve
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 6, 2017
    Posted on: 11/7/2017 1:35:41 AM PDT

  • Kinematics of the Interstellar Vagabond A/2017U1
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 31, 2017
    Posted on: 11/1/2017 12:52:08 AM PDT

  • CASTAway: An Asteroid Main Belt Tour and Survey
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 30, 2017
    Posted on: 10/30/2017 4:09:02 PM PDT

  • Palomar Optical Spectrum of Hyperbolic Near-Earth Object A/2017 U1
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 29, 2017
    Posted on: 10/30/2017 12:35:34 AM PDT

  • 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