05.29.13 - NASA invites people to participate in online and televised events May 30 to 31 about the agency's asteroid initiative and the Earth flyby of asteroid 1998 QE2.
05.29.13 - Data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have led to a new and improved family tree for asteroids in the main belt between Mars and Jupiter.
05.28.2013 - On June 18, NASA will host an event in which experts will provide details about NASA’s asteroid initiative. Seating is limited, but the event will be streamed live on NASA TV.› Register Now! →
05.16.13 - NASA's first mission to sample an asteroid is moving ahead into development and testing in preparation for its launch in 2016.
05.15.13 - Asteroid 1998 QE2 will get no closer than about 3.6 million miles at time of closest approach on May 31 at 1:59 p.m. Pacific (4:59 p.m. Eastern).
04.23.13 - This image of Comet ISON was captured April 10, when the comet was slightly closer to the Sun than Jupiter, 386 million miles, or 394 million miles from Earth.
04.16.13 - The hunt is on for methods to aim a spacecraft at an asteroid.
04.15.13 - An infrared sensor that could improve NASA's future detecting and tracking of asteroids and comets has passed a critical design test.
03.05.13 - Latest observations indicate comet 2013 A1 will pass within 186,000 miles (300,000 kilometers) of Mars on Oct. 19, 2014.
04.10.13 - NASA's FY2014 budget proposal includes a plan to robotically capture a small near-Earth asteroid and redirect it safely to a stable orbit in the Earth-moon system where astronauts can visit and explore it.
03.29.13 - The Swift satellite observed a comet that may become one of the most dazzling seen in decades when it rounds the sun later this year.
03.25.13 - NASA and international researchers have discovered Earth's moon has more in common than previously thought with asteroids in our solar system.
03.18.13 - Scientists capture radar images of asteroid 2013 ET.
03.07.13 - A beautiful comet with a bulky name is making an appearance this month for lucky sky-watchers in some parts of the world.
02.19.13 - An initial sequence of radar images of asteroid 2012 DA14 was obtained on the night of Feb. 15/16, 2013, by NASA's 230-foot (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif.
02.15.13 - Preliminary information indicates that a meteor in Chelyabinsk, Russia, is not related to asteroid 2012 DA14, which is flying by Earth safely today.
02.14.13 - Asteroid 2012 DA14, set to make its closest approach to Earth on Feb. 15, is captured in early images from Australia.
02.13.13 - NASA Television will provide commentary starting at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. EST) on Friday, Feb. 15, during the close, but safe, flyby of a small near-Earth asteroid named 2012 DA14.
02.15.13 - Small near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass very close to Earth on February 15. There is no chance that the asteroid might be on a collision course with Earth.
02.07.13 - According to NASA's Near Earth Object program, there are more than 1,300 potentially hazardous asteroids that have a very small chance of hitting us someday because their orbits come close to Earth's orbit. The main difficulty is obtaining sufficient observations to predict their orbits with enough certainty to find out if any of them might actually hit us at some point.