News About Asteroids And Comets
March 01, 2024
DART impact might have reshaped Hera's target asteroid

Paris (ESA) Feb 27, 2024
ESA's Hera spacecraft for planetary defence is being prepared for a journey to the distant asteroid moon Dimorphos orbiting around its parent body Didymos. One of the first features Hera will look for is the crater left on Dimorphos by its predecessor mission DART, which impacted the asteroid to deflect its orbit. Yet a new impact simulation study reported in Nature Astronomy suggests no crater will be found. The DART impact is likely to have remodelled the entire body instead - a significant finding fo ... read more
NASA's Planetary Radar Images Slowly Spinning Asteroid
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 27, 2024
On Feb. 2, a large asteroid safely drifted past Earth at a distance of about 1.8 million miles (2.9 million kilometers, or 7 0.5 times the distance between Earth and the Moon). There was no risk of ... more
Emirates mission to the asteroid belt complets PDR
Abu Dhabi UAE (SPX) Feb 26, 2024
The United Arab Emirates Space Agency has successfully completed the critical preliminary design review (CDR) for the Emirates Mission to the Asteroid Belt (EMA). This important milestone, achieved ... more
Can astronomers use radar to spot a cataclysmic asteroid?
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 20, 2024
How can humans protect the Earth from "devastating asteroid and comet impacts?" According to the National Academies and their 2023-2032 Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey, ground base ... more
Over 120 Grams of Asteroid Bennu Material Delivered by OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 27, 2024
NASA's groundbreaking OSIRIS-REx mission has set a new benchmark in space exploration by delivering a staggering 4.29 ounces (121.6 grams) of asteroid material to Earth, marking the largest ever ast ... more
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Lucy gears up for a busy year on route to the Jupiter Trojans
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jan 26, 2024
After its inaugural asteroid encounter last year, NASA's Lucy spacecraft is gearing up for pivotal events in 2024, marking significant progress in its journey to explore the enigmatic Jupiter Trojan ... more
Asteroid 2024 BX1 spotted three hours before impact
Paris (ESA) Jan 26, 2024
It was at 22:48 CET on Saturday 20 January when veteran asteroid hunter Sarneczky discovered a new asteroid using the 60 cm Schmidt Telescope at Piszkesteto Mountain Station, part of Konkoly Observa ... more
New Findings from Ryugu Samples Reveal Cometary Organic Matter
Sendai, Japan (SPX) Jan 25, 2024
In a recent development that adds another layer to our understanding of the solar system's complexity, researchers have uncovered intriguing evidence from the asteroid Ryugu. This near-Earth asteroi ... more
NASA's OSIRIS-APEX Completes 1st Perihelion
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 22, 2024
NASA's OSIRIS-APEX spacecraft has successfully navigated its closest approach to the Sun. This maneuver, known as perihelion, brought the spacecraft 25 million miles closer to the Sun than its initi ... more
SwRI scientists uncover water molecules on asteroids using SOFIA data
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 13, 2024
In a groundbreaking study that leverages the retired Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) data, scientists at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) have made a seminal discover ... more
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Asteroid that impacted near Berlin identified as a rare Aubrite
Mountain View CA (SPX) Feb 12, 2024
The official classification now aligns with what many suspected from merely looking at the images of the strange meteorites that fell near Berlin on January 21, 2024. They belong to a rare group cal ... more
Small Satellite May Shape Centaur Rings
Tucson AZ (SPX) Feb 12, 2024
The unique two thin rings around the Centaur Chariklo could be shaped by an even smaller satellite. Chariklo is a Centaur, which are small bodies similar to asteroids in size but to comets in compos ... more
Ten years preparing for 'Armageddon'
Paris (ESA) Feb 12, 2024
It's a scenario made famous by the 1998 film 'Armageddon': an asteroid is spotted on a collision course with Earth, and experts scramble to plan a space mission to rendezvous with the asteroid and m ... more
'Potentially hazardous' asteroid makes closest pass to Earth in more than century
Washington DC (UPI) Feb 2, 2024
A football field-sized asteroid whizzed by the Earth Friday, making its closest pass in more than a century. ... more
Asteroid to make its closest pass to Earth in more than a century
Washington DC (UPI) Feb 02, 2024
A "potentially hazardous" asteroid the size of a football field will make its closest pass to Earth in more than a century this week, and it won't be this close again for another 200 years, official ... more
NASA's Scout System successfully predicts small asteroid impact over Germany

Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jan 25, 2024
In a recent demonstration of NASA's advancing planetary defense capabilities, a small asteroid, approximately 3 feet (1 meter) in size, disintegrated harmlessly over Germany. This event occurred on Sunday, Jan. 21, at 1:32 a.m. local time (CET). Notably, NASA's Scout impact hazard assessment system provided a 95-minute advance warning of the asteroid's impact trajectory, marking this event as the eighth instance in history where a small Earth-bound asteroid was detected in space before entering and disi ... read more
From Asteroid Bennu to Earth: NASA Reveals New Findings in OSIRIS-REx Mission
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jan 21, 2024
The astromaterials curation team at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston has at last completed the intricate process of disassembling the OSIRIS-REx sampler head, revealing the remaining sample of ... more

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Samples from a Wild comet reveal a surprising past
St. Louis, MO (SPX) Jan 18, 2024
Eighteen years after NASA's Stardust mission returned to Earth with the first samples from a known comet, the true nature of that icy object is coming into focus. Stardust collected material from Wi ... more
NASA's OSIRIS-REx Team Clears Hurdle to Access Remaining Bennu Sample
Houston TX (SPX) Jan 12, 2024
Curation team members at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston have successfully removed the two fasteners from the sampler head that had prevented the remainder of OSIRIS-REx's asteroid Bennu samp ... more
'Explosive' Quadrantids meteor shower heading into peak
Washington DC (UPI) Jan 3, 2024
The annual Quadrantids meteor shower is expected to peak early Thursday, dazzling viewers where cloud cover allows across the United States. ... more
Organic compounds in asteroids formed in colder regions of space
Perth, Australia (SPX) 26, 2023
Analysis of organic compounds - called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) - extracted from the Ryugu asteroid and Murchison meteorite has found that certain PAHs likely formed in the cold areas ... more
Nuclear deflection simulations advance planetary defense against asteroid threats
Livermore CA (SPX) Dec 21, 2023
Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have developed a modeling tool for assessing the potential use of a nuclear device to defend the planet against catastrophic asteroid imp ... more
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