National Aeronautics and Space Administration Logo
Follow this link to skip to the main content NASA Banner
Small Worlds, Big Discoveries Banner
News & Events
Latest News
Deep Space Network
Radar Movies Highlight Asteroid 1998 QE2 and Its Moon

Scientists working with NASA's 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif., have released a second, longer, more refined movie clip of asteroid 1998 QE2 and its moon.
more Read More
Dawn
Dawn Journal

Traveling from one alien world to another, Dawn is reliably powering its way through the main asteroid belt with its ion propulsion system.
more Read More
Deep Space Network
NASA Radar Reveals Asteroid Has Its Own Moon

A sequence of radar images of asteroid 1998 QE2 was obtained on the evening of May 29, 2013. The radar imagery revealed that 1998 QE2 is a binary asteroid.
more Read More
WISE (NEOWISE)
NASA'S WISE Mission Finds Lost Asteroid Family Members

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.
more Read More
Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM)
NASA Hosts News and Social Media Events Around This Week's Asteroid Pass

NASA is inviting members of the media and public to participate in online and televised events May 30 to 31 with NASA officials and experts discussing the agency's asteroid initiative and the Earth flyby of the 1.7-mile-long asteroid 1998 QE2.
more Read More
NASA Hosts News and Social Media Events Around This Week's Asteroid Pass
NASA Hosts News and Social Media Events Around This Week's Asteroid Pass

NASA is inviting members of the media and public to participate in online and television events May 30-31 with NASA officials and experts discussing the agency's asteroid initiative and the Earth flyby of the 1.7-mile-long asteroid 1998 QE2.
more Read More
NASA Administrator Visits JPL, Talks Asteroids
NASA Administrator Visits JPL, Talks Asteroids

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden met with members of the asteroid initiative team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., today
more Read More
New Horizons
The PI's Perspective: Encounter Planning Accelerates

But to be still more prudent, we're also implementing plans during the final weeks of approach in summer 2015 for New Horizons itself to search for hazards that we can't see from Hubble or Earth-based telescopes.
more Read More
NASA's Asteroid Sample Return Mission Moves into Development
NASA's Asteroid Sample Return Mission Moves into Development

NASA's first mission to sample an asteroid is moving ahead into development and testing in preparation for its launch in 2016.
more Read More
Asteroids
Asteroid 1998 QE2 to Sail Past Earth Nine Times Larger Than Cruise Ship

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).
more Read More
Previous
    13     14     15     16     17     18     19     20     21     22    
Next
Upcoming Events
27 Nov 2014 1st Anniversary, SOHO: SOHO Sees Comet ISON in Coronagraphs
13 Dec 2014 Geminids Meteor Shower Peak
23 Dec 2014 15th Anniversary, NEAR Shoemaker: Asteroid Eros Flyby
28 Dec 2014 5th Anniversary, Deep Impact (EPOXI): Distant Earth Flyby 2
20 Jan 2015 1st Anniversary, Rosetta: Rosetta Wakes Up
14 Feb 2015 15th Anniversary, NEAR Shoemaker: Eros Rendezvous
06 Mar 2015 Dawn: Ceres Arrival
13 Jun 2015 5th Anniversary, Hayabusa: Sample Return to Earth
22 Jun 2015 5th Anniversary, Deep Impact (EPOXI): Earth Flyby 3
04 Jul 2015 10th Anniversary, Deep Impact (EPOXI): Comet Tempel 1 Impact

Awards and Recognition   Solar System Exploration Roadmap   Contact Us   Site Map   Print This Page
NASA Official: Kristen Erickson
Advisory: Dr. James Green, Director of Planetary Science
Outreach Manager: Alice Wessen
Curator/Editor: Phil Davis
Science Writer: Autumn Burdick
Webmaster: David Martin
> NASA Science Mission Directorate
> Budgets, Strategic Plans and Accountability Reports
> Equal Employment Opportunity Data
   Posted Pursuant to the No Fear Act
> Information-Dissemination Policies and Inventories
> Freedom of Information Act
> Privacy Policy & Important Notices
> Inspector General Hotline
> Office of the Inspector General
> NASA Communications Policy
> USA.gov
> ExpectMore.gov
> NASA Advisory Council
> Open Government at NASA