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NEAR EARTH OBJECT NEWS ARCHIVES
January 2002 - June 2002
Using Chondrites to Understand the Inside of Asteroid 433 Eros (Planetary Science Research - June 28, 2002)
At 95, Fred Whipple Embarks On Out-Of-This-World Tour (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics - June 28, 2002)
CONTOUR Launch Postponed To July 3 (Kennedy Space Center - June 28, 2002)
Rosetta Wishes CONTOUR Luck Chasing Comets (European Space Agency - June 27, 2002)
Vulcan In The Twilight Zone (BBC News - June 24, 2002)
NASA's CONTOUR Spacecraft Scheduled For Launch July 1 (Kennedy Space Center - June 24, 2002)
JPL To Assist On CONTOUR Mission (Jet Propulsion Laboratory - June 21, 2002)
SwRI Researchers Ask: Where Have All The Comets Gone? (Southwest Research Institute - June 20, 2002)
Solving the Case of the Missing Comets (space.com - June 20, 2002)
Asteroid 2002 MN Gives Earth Its Closest Shave In Years (Near Earth Object Information Centre - June 20, 2002)
Asteroid 2002 MN: Second Closest Asteroid Approach to Earth (Jet Propulsion Laboratory - June 19, 2002)
Impact Cratering Workshop: Bridging the Gap Between Modeling and Observations (Lunar and Planetary Institute - June 2002)
SwRI Researchers Identify Asteroid Breakup Event In The Main Asteroid Belt (Southwest Research Institute - June 13, 2002)
Free Lectures: Comets, Asteroids and the Interplanetary Shooting Gallery (Jet Propulsion Laboratory - June 12, 2002)
CONTOUR Mission Gets to the 'Heart' of Comet Diversity (Applied Physics Laboratory - June 12, 2002)
Rare Meteorite Found Near Lake Huron, Canada (The Globe and Mail - June 12, 2002)
Planetary Society of Japan Will Send Names to Asteroid (The Planetary Society - June 11, 2002)
Fossils Point To Asteroid Causing Dinosaurs' Demise (New Scientist - June 11, 2002)
Backyard Search for Asteroids and Extrasolar Planets (Sky & Telescope - June 7, 2002)
NASA's CONTOUR Mission Prelaunch Briefing Set For June 12 (NASA - June 7, 2002)
New Wave Supercomputers Catch Big Waves (Los Alamos National Laboratory - June 5, 2002)
Rosetta Breaks The Sound Barrier (European Space Agency - May 23, 2002)
Astronomers Searching For Asteroids Near The Sun (The Guardian - May 23, 2002)
NEAR Resurrection: Bringing Back the Dead Spacecraft (space.com - May 23, 2002)
Europa Has Right Stuff (SETI Institute - May 21, 2002)
Space Station Meteor Shower (NASA Science News - May 17, 2002)
Cosmic Impacts Implicated In Both The Rise And Fall Of Dinosaurs (Rutgers - May 16, 2002)
Cataclysmic Meteor Swamped Nova Scotia 50 Million Years Ago (Halifax News - May 14, 2002)
Names To Be Landed On Asteroid With Japan's MUSES-C Mission (Planetary Society - May 13, 2002)
The Truth about the 2002 Leonid Meteor Storm (NASA Science News - May 10, 2002)
What Caused Argentina's Mystery Craters? (National Geographic News - May 9, 2002)
The SOHO-500 Comet Contest (SOHO Project - May 2, 2002)
Pete Conrad Act Tied to Threatening Asteroids (space.com - April 30, 2002)
Impact Tectonism Workshop (Stockholm University - April 2002)
CONTOUR Spacecraft Arrives At KSC For Launch Preparations (Kennedy Space Center - April 25, 2002)
Mystery Meteorite with a Molten Past (NWA 011) (Sky & Telescope/Science - April 25, 2002)
Hypervelocity Impact Symposium (HVIS) 2003 (European Space Agency - April 2002)
CONTOUR Ships To The Cape (Applied Physics Laboratory - April 23, 2002)
JPL Uses Radar To Track Asteroids That Could One Day Threaten Earth (Orange County Register - April 22, 2002)
UK Asteroid Centre Opens (BBC News - April 18, 2002)
Discover A Comet While On The Internet With SOHO (NASA - April 18, 2002)
1998 WW31 Is Revealed As Two In The Distant Kuiper Belt (Nature Science News - April 18, 2002)
In SOHO's Pictures, Watch A Comet Passing Near The Sun (European Space Agency - April 17, 2002)
History-Making NEAR Navigators Win Award (Jet Propulsion Laboratory - April 16, 2002)
European Space Agency To Probe Asteroid Blind Spot (European Space Agency - April 12, 2002)
Expert Claims Bavarian Meteorite Announcment Was Wrong (Ananova - April 12, 2002)
Radar Reveals Five Double Asteroid Systems Orbiting Each Other Near Earth (Cornell University - April 11, 2002)
A Last Wave Goodbye (The Guardian - April 11, 2002)
Comet Hunter Carolyn Shoemaker To Speak At Cornell On April 21 (Cornell University - April 11, 2002)
Some Asteroids Have Astronomers Seeing Double (Jet Propulsion Laboratory - April 11, 2002)
Asteroids Often Travel, and Strike, in Pairs (space.com - April 11, 2002)
Comet Discoverer Hyakutake Dies At 51 (Kyodo News - April 11, 2002)
Rocket Fragement, Not Meteorite, Landed in Uganda (New Vision - April 10, 2002)
Meteorite Discovery Solves German UFO Sightings (Ananova - April 9, 2002)
5,000-year-old Chinese Meteroite May Solve Death of Mythic Emperor (Reuters - April 9, 2002)
Strange Lights In The Sky Baffle Bavarians (Reuters - April 8, 2002)
Deep Space 1 Finds Comet Borrelly Has Hot, Dry Surface (Jet Propulsion Laboratory - April 5, 2002)
Hitchhiker's Guide to an Asteroid (NASA Science News - April 5, 2002)
New Study Reveals Twice As Many Asteroids As Previously Believed (European Space Agency - April 5, 2002)
Radar Pushes Limit Of Asteroid Impact Prediction (Jet Propulsion Laboratory - April 4, 2002)
Tweak Temperatures of Smaller Asteroids To Deflect Them From Earth, UA Scientist Suggests (University of Arizona - April 4, 2002)
NASA Dryden, Southwest Research Institute Search For Vulcanoids (Dyrden Flight Research Center - April 3, 2002)
Impact Events' Kinetic Energy May Be Key to Understanding the Severity of Mass Extinctions (Geological Society of America - April 3, 2002)
Second New Comet, Utsunomiya, May Be Visible in Late April (space.com - April 3, 2002)
Meteorite Fall In Uganda? (The New Vision - April 3, 2002)
Last Chance To See Comet Ikeya-Zhang (Jet Propulsion Laboratory - March 29, 2002)
NASA Scientists Create Amino Acids In Deep-Space-Like Environment (Ames Research Center - March 27, 2002)
Workshop on Scientific Requirements for Mitigation of Hazardous Comets and Asteroids (NOAA - March 2002)
Why We Fear Ourselves More than Asteroids (space.com - March 26, 2002)
Meteorites Tell Of Shocking Experience In Planetary Formation (Carnegie Institution of Washington - March 25, 2002)
Sentry From Outer Space (National Post - March 25, 2002)
How To See Comet Ikeya-Zhang (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics - March 22, 2002)
The Comet Hunter (Kaoru Ikeya) (The Associated Press - March 21, 2002)
Rosetta Runs Hot and Cold (European Space Agency - March 20, 2002)
Long-Destroyed Fifth Planet May Have Caused Lunar Cataclysm, Researchers Say (space.com - March 18, 2002)
Getting to Know Comet Borrelly (astronomy.com - March 16, 2002)
Asteroid Buzzes Earth From 'Blind Spot' (2002 EM7) (New Scientist - March 15, 2002)
Amateur Astronomer Discovers New Comet (C/2002 E2 Snyder-Murakami) (Sierra Vista Herald - March 14, 2002)
NASA's New Asteroid Sentry Stands Watch (space.com - March 14, 2002)
Sentry: A Monitoring System From NASA To The Web
SENTRY - An Automatic Near-Earth Asteroid Collision Monitoring System (Jet Propulsion Laboratory - March 12, 2002)
Deadline Approaches for Next Round of Shoemaker NEO Grants (Planetary Society - March 12, 2002)
Viewer's Guide to New Comet Ikeya-Zhang (space.com - March 8, 2002)
Canadian Farmer Finds Big Meteorite (Reuters - March 5, 2002)
Searching Antarctic Ice for Meteorites (Planetary Science Research Discoveries - February 28, 2002)
Refined Techniques On Minerals From Meteorites Offers Clues To Earth's Beginnings (Rutgers University - February 27, 2002)
NASA To Sponsor 33rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Johnson Space Center - February 27, 2002)
UA Researcher Says Cataclysm That Resurfaced the Earth and The Inner Solar System 3.9 Billion Years Ago Was Caused By Asteroids, Not Comets (University of Arizona - February 27, 2002)
The Composition of Asteroid 433 Eros (Planetary Science Research Discoveries - February 26, 2002)
ESO's Comet Wirtanen Images Help ESA's Rosetta Spacecraft Prepare to Ride on a Cosmic Bullet (ESA/ESO - February 26, 2002)
When The Asteroid Hit, Most Plant-Eating Bugs Died (Rocky Mountain News - February 22, 2002)
Critical Thermal Tests Begin For Rosetta Comet Chaser (European Space Agency - February 21, 2002)
Geologists Weary, But Elated by Chicxulub Drilling Operations (University of Arizona - February 20, 2002)
Newly Spotted Comet Will Soon Grace Night Skies (Comet C/2002 C1 - Ikeya-Zhang) (space.com - February 19, 2002)
Space-Based Missile Defense Needed to Thwart Asteroid Attacks (space.com - February 14, 2002)
Massachusetts Residents Report Hearing Sonic Boom, Seeing Fireball (Associated Press - February 10, 2002)
Maryland Led Project Takes Big Step Toward 2005 Comet Collision (University of Maryland - February 8, 2002)
Meteors Go Pop In The Night (Nature Science Update - February 6, 2002)
NASA's Comet Tour Challenges Teachers and Students To Enter Contest (Cornell University - February 5, 2002)
50,000 People Jam Planetary Society Website to Take Space Survey about NASA Priorities (Planetary Society - February 4, 2002)
Progress in the Spaceguard Survey (JPL & Ames - February 2, 2002)
World's Asteroid Hunters Make Political Plea to Save Earth (space.com - January 31, 2002)
CONTOUR Spacecraft Shipped to Goddard for Prelaunch Testing (Applied Physics Laboratory - January 29, 2002)
The Great Dying 250 Million Years Ago (NASA Science News - January 28, 2002)
The K-T Impact Extinctions: Dust Didn't Do It (Geological Society of America - January 23, 2002)
Scientists Dig Deeper Into Massive Crater (Knight Ridder Newspapers - January 22, 2002)
UA Scientists Begin Field Work on Chicxulub Drilling Project (University of Arizona - January 14, 2002)
Astronomers Survey Sky For Big Asteroids (Florida Today - January 13, 2002)
Response To Asteroid Threat Depends On Its Geology (Florida Today - January 13, 2002)
SOHO's Private View Of A Sunbathing Comet (ESA - January 8, 2002)
Asteroid 2001 YB5 Hurtles Past Earth (BBC News - January 7, 2002)
University of Tennesse Geologist Helps NASA Explore Giant Asteroids (University of Tennessee - January 7, 2002)
Ceres: A Texas-Sized Space Rock (Jet Propulsion Laboratory - January 7, 2002)
Leonids Cause Visible Lunar Explosions (Popular Mechanics - January 5, 2002)
CONTOUR Spacecraft Nears Completion At Applied Physics Lab (Johns Hopkins University - January 4, 2002)
Orbital Selected By JPL For $80 Million Contract To Design and Build Dawn Spacecraft (Orbital Sciences Corporation - January 4, 2002)
Spacecraft Swansong: DS1's Surprising, Puzzling Final Comet Encounter (space.com - January 2, 2002)
National Space Science Centre to be the UK Information Centre for Near Earth Objects (UK Department of Trade and Industry - January 1, 2001)

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