Asteroids and Comets News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • New 'digital tracking' technique detects more than 150 new asteroids, measures distance
    Western University - Friday, August 28, 2015
    Posted on: 8/28/2015 2:04:48 PM PDT

  • ANSMET team 2015-16
    Case Western Reserve University - Friday, August 7, 2015
    Posted on: 8/8/2015 1:52:31 AM PDT

  • SwRI scientist selected for NASA Antarctic hunt for meteorites
    Southwest Research Institute - Friday, August 7, 2015
    Posted on: 8/7/2015 11:30:21 PM PDT

  • New Study Sheds Light on Origin of Most Common Meteorites
    Planetary Science Institute - Wednesday, August 5, 2015
    Posted on: 8/5/2015 4:28:09 PM PDT

  • Philae results shed light on the nature of comets
    American Association for the Advancement of Science - Thursday, July 30, 2015
    Posted on: 7/30/2015 9:09:19 PM PDT

  • Vesta's Potassium-to-Thorium Ratio Reveals Hot Origins
    Planetary Science Institute - Wednesday, July 22, 2015
    Posted on: 7/22/2015 7:15:07 PM PDT

  • JAXA Competition to Name Hayabusa2 Target Asteroid 1999 JU3
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) - Wednesday, July 22, 2015
    Posted on: 7/22/2015 2:54:59 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Day Event/Webcast at Calif. Academy of Sciences
    Asteroid Day - Thursday, June 25, 2015
    Posted on: 6/25/2015 3:08:04 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Day: Events & Webcasts Set for June 30; 100X Declaration Open for Signatures
    Asteroid Day - Tuesday, June 23, 2015
    Posted on: 6/23/2015 2:58:37 PM PDT

  • Experts to Report on Progress in Defense Against Near-Earth Objects
    National Institute of Aerospace - Monday, June 22, 2015
    Posted on: 6/22/2015 6:51:43 PM PDT

  • B612 Foundation and CalAcademy to Host June 30 Asteroid Day in San Francisco
    B612 Foundation - Wednesday, June 3, 2015
    Posted on: 6/3/2015 4:48:23 PM PDT

  • NASA Seeks Additional Information for Asteroid Redirect Mission Spacecraft
    NASA HQ - Monday, May 18, 2015
    Posted on: 5/18/2015 8:11:30 PM PDT

  • ASU Fulbright winner Meenakshi Wadhwa to study Mars meteorite at premier India institute
    Arizona State University - Thursday, May 7, 2015
    Posted on: 5/8/2015 1:32:14 AM PDT

  • Meteorites key to the story of Earth's layers
    Australian National University - Wednesday, April 15, 2015
    Posted on: 4/15/2015 2:25:05 PM PDT

  • Free Contest to Give Your Name to an Asteroid
    First Light Magazine - Wednesday, April 15, 2015
    Posted on: 4/15/2015 2:07:07 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • Seasonal changes of the volatile density in the coma and on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 17, 2017
    Posted on: 4/17/2017 3:36:24 PM PDT

  • Data mining of near Earth asteroids in the Subaru Suprime-Cam archive
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 17, 2017
    Posted on: 4/17/2017 3:00:23 PM PDT

  • A method for classifying orbits near asteroids
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 17, 2017
    Posted on: 4/17/2017 2:59:33 PM PDT

  • The Future of Stardust Science
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 10, 2017
    Posted on: 4/10/2017 4:45:03 PM PDT

  • OSSOS: V. Diffusion in the orbit of a high-perihelion distant Solar System object
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - April 7, 2017
    Posted on: 4/7/2017 2:10:43 PM PDT

  • Statistical Analysis of Astrometric Errors for the Most Productive Asteroid Surveys
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 13, 2017
    Posted on: 3/13/2017 2:14:03 PM PDT

  • OSIRIS-REx: Sample Return from Asteroid (101955) Bennu
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 24, 2017
    Posted on: 2/24/2017 4:10:35 PM PDT

  • The Chemical Composition of an Extrasolar Kuiper-Belt-Object
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 14, 2017
    Posted on: 2/14/2017 3:40:56 PM PDT

  • Resolved Spectrophotometric Properties of the Ceres Surface from Dawn Framing Camera Images
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - February 1, 2017
    Posted on: 2/1/2017 5:10:19 PM PDT

  • Diffusion of Oxygen Isotopes in Thermally Evolving Planetesimals and Size Ranges of Presolar Silicate Grains
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - January 25, 2017
    Posted on: 1/25/2017 2:46:50 PM PDT

  • National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Strategy
    White House - January 3, 2017
    Posted on: 1/3/2017 5:09:29 PM PDT

  • Chaos in some young asteroid families
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 16, 2016
    Posted on: 12/16/2016 4:59:46 PM PDT

  • Asteroid-Comet Continuum Objects in the Solar System
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 1, 2016
    Posted on: 12/1/2016 4:29:38 PM PDT

  • Near-infrared thermal emission from near-Earth asteroids: Aspect-dependent variability
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 15, 2016
    Posted on: 11/15/2016 3:29:47 PM PDT

  • Shape model of asteroid (130) Elektra
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - November 15, 2016
    Posted on: 11/15/2016 3:28:59 PM PDT