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NEAR EARTH OBJECT NEWS ARCHIVES
July 2002 - December 2002
Rosetta Launch Is Delayed (Arianespace - December 30, 2002)
CONTOUR Team Ends Contact Attempts (CONTOUR Project - December 20, 2002)
Deep Space 1: The Archeology Mission (NASA Science News - December 20, 2002)
No Signal from CONTOUR (CONTOUR Project - December 18, 2002)
AIAA's 1st Planetary Defense Conference: Protecting Earth from Asteroids
Lunar Crash of 1953: Impact Crater Identified (space.com - December 14, 2002)
Team Readies for Final Attempts to Contact CONTOUR (CONTOUR Project - December 13, 2002)
NEAR Shoemaker's Silent Treatment (NEAR Project - December 12, 2002)
Researchers Find Possible Precursors To Early Life On Earth In Tagish Lake Meteorite (Johnson Space Center - December 11, 2002)
Asteroid Moons Pulled In By Gravity (UPI - December 11, 2002)
Earth's Volcanism Linked To Meteorite Impacts (New Scientist - December 11, 2002)
Featherweight Jupiter Moon Is Likely a Jumble of Pieces (Jet Propulsion Laboratory - December 9, 2002)
Scientists Say Ancient Asteroids, Comets May Have Caused Mars Rain (Ames Research Center - December 5, 2002,
New Theory: Water On Mars Came After Asteroid Impacts (Associated Press - December 5, 2002)
Kuiper Prize Going To JPL Pioneer In Radar Study Of Asteroids (Jet Propulsion Laboratory - December 3, 2002)
International Conference: 95th Anniversary of the Tunguska Event
Canadian Scientists Use Video In Search For Rare Meteorite (University of Alberta - November 28, 2002)
LANL Helps Forecast Frequency Of Giant Meteors (Los Alamos National Laboratory - November 22, 2002)
Keeping An Eye on Space Rocks (Jet Propulsion Laboratory - November 22, 2002)
Review Board Gives Green Light For Rosetta (European Space Agency - November 21, 2002)
Antarctic Meteorite Search Program Expands With Support From $1.6 Million NASA Grant (Case Western Reserve University - November 20, 2002)
Satellite Study Establishes Frequency of Megaton-sized Asteroid Impacts (University of Western Ontario - November 20, 2002)
First UK Impact Layer Discovered (NEO Information Centre - November 14, 2002)
NASA Prepares For 'Last Chance' Meteor Shower (NASA - November 14, 2002)
The Leonid Meteor Shower - November 18-19, 2002 (The Planetary Society - November 12, 2002)
STARDUST Successfully Images Asteroid Annefrank During Dress Rehearsal (STARDUST Project - Novermber 4, 2002)
MACE 2003 - Meeting on Asteroids and Comets in Europe
Halloween Asteroid (1997 XF11) (NASA Science News - October 31, 2002)
Success For Rosetta's Transatlantic Link (European Space Agency - October 29, 2002)
Flyby Of Annefrank Asteroid To Help Stardust Prepare For Primary Mission (University of Washington - October 28, 2002)
Meteorite's Location Found In Siberia (Russian Information Agency Novosti - October 28, 2002)
Scientists Studying Two Big Craters On Earth Find Two Causes (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - October 25, 2002)
The First Rock in the Solar System (Murchison Meteorite) (Planetary Science Research Discoveries - October 24, 2002)
It's Amateur Night in Space (Jet Propulsion Laboratory - October 22, 2002)
Earth's Little Brother Found (Asteroid 2002 AA29) (BBC News - October 21, 2002)
Rosetta Shipped To South American Launch Site (Jet Propulsion Laboratory - October 21, 2002)
NASA Researchers Seek Astrobiology Insights on the Leonid Multi-Instrument Aircraft Campaign (NASA Astrobiology Institute - October 18, 2002)
Earth Rocks On The Moon (NASA Science News - October 18, 2002)
3rd International Conference on Large Meteorite Impacts (Lunar and Planetary Institute - October 2002)
At That Star, Turn Left! (European Space Agency - October 16, 2002)
'The Little Prince Campaign' Drew 880,000 People (Institute of Space and Astronautical Science - October 16, 2002)
NASA Researchers Probe Mundrabilla Meteorite (Kennedy Space Center - October 11, 2002)
URI Geologist Tracking 'Cosmic Dust' With Help Of Local Teachers (University of Rhode Island - October 10, 2002)
J002E3: An Update (Near-Earth Object Program Office - October 9, 2002)
2002 Leonid Meteor Storm Forecast (NASA Science News - October 9, 2002)
66th Annual Meteoritical Society Meeting (October 9, 2002)
University Of Hawaii Astronomers To Develop New Telescopes For 'Killer Asteroid' Search (University of Hawaii - October 8, 2002)
Caltech Planetary Scientists Find Largest Object In Solar System Since Pluto's 1930 Discovery (Caltech - October 7, 2002)
Beyond Pluto: Max-Planck Radioastronomers Measure The Sizes Of Distant Minor Planets (Max-Planck-Institute for Radioastronomy - October 7, 2002)
Small Asteroid Impacts Less Than Expected (DPS - October 7, 2002)
Hubble Spots An Icy World Far Beyond Pluto (NASA - October 7, 2002)
Meteor Sighted Over Colorado, Wyoming and Utah (9NEWS KUSA-TV - October 7, 2002)
Meteor Lights Up England (BBC News - October 6, 2002)
Cornell Astronomer Tells Congress It Should Spend $125 Million For New Telescope To Detect Earth-Threatening Asteroids (Cornell University - October 3, 2002)
First Confirmed Capture Into Earth Orbit Is Likely Apollo Rocket (Jet Propulsion Laboratory - September 20, 2002)
Mystery Object Orbits Earth (J002E3) (NASA Science News - September 20, 2002)
New Clues in the Continuing Detective Story of J002E3 (Near-Earth Object Program Office - September 19, 2002)
UA Astronomers Discover That Earth's Second Moon Wears Apollo Paint (University of Arizona - September 17, 2002)
Rosetta Arrives In South America (European Space Agency - September 13, 2002)
Did a Comet Swarm Kill the Dinosaurs? (Sky & Telescope - September 13, 2002)
The Search for Vulcanoids Continues in the Twilight Zone (The Planetary Society - September 12, 2002)
Newly Discovered Object Could be a Leftover Apollo Rocket Stage (Jet Propulsion Laboratory - September 11, 2002)
SwRi Research Reveals New Kuiper Belt Satellite Mystery (Southwest Research Institute - September 10, 2002)
Meteor Brightens Skies From Colorado To Nebraska (Denver Post - September 8, 2002)
Near-Earth Objects Prose Threat, General Says (Air Force Print News - September 6, 2002)
Science Workshop Reveals Evolving Perspective on Asteroid Threat (National Optical Astronomy Observatory - September 6, 2002)
Assessing and Reporting Impact Risks (Sky & Telescope - September 6, 2002)
Livermore Lab Chemist Accurately Dates First Objects To Form In The Solar System (Lawrence Livermore Laboratory - September 5, 2002)
Comets Break Up Far And Near (NASA - September 5, 20020
Timing Is Critical As Launch Windows Approach (Rosetta & Mars Express) (European Space Agency - September 5, 2002)
Asteroid Siblings Oddly Grouped by Orientation (space.com - September 4, 2002)
NASA Scientists Determined To Unearth Origin Of The Iturralde Crater (Goddard Space Flight Center - September 4, 2002)
Asteroid Experts Say We're Not Ready (Reuters - September 3, 2002)
A Sharper Look At Near Earth Asteroid 2002 NY40 (Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes - September 3, 2002)
Earth Suffered Pulses of Misery in Global Wildfires of 65 Million Years Ago (University of Arizona - September 3, 2002)
Space Rock Debate Rolls On (Florida Today - August 31, 2002)
Skywatchers Search For Asteroid (Florida Today - August 31, 2002)
NASA Appoints CONTOUR Mission Investigation Team (NASA - August 26, 2002)
Digital Movie Shows Awesome Speed of Asteroid Close Approach (2002 NY40) (National Optical Astronomy Observatory - August 21, 2002)
CONTOUR Update: Six Days and Still No Signal, Third Object Found (CONTOUR Project - August 21, 2002)
Scientists Confirm Age Of The Oldest Meteorite Collision On Earth (Stanford University - August 20, 2002)
Dino-Killer Asteroid Triggered Huge Tsunamis (Discovery News - August 20, 2002)
Landing On A Cosmic Iceberg (Rosetta (European Space Agency - August 20, 2002)
CONTOUR Team Listens For A Signal (CONTOUR Project - August 19, 2002)
Asteroid 2002 NY40 Whizzes Past Earth (CDC News - August 18, 2002)
Search for CONTOUR Continues (CONTOUR Project - August 16, 2002)
Mission Operations Awaiting Contact from CONTOUR Spacecraft (CONTOUR Project - August 15, 2002)
Flash Over Ohio Likely A Meteor (The Cincinnati Post - August 10, 2002)
Ready To Tackle Armageddon (Don Quixote Mission) (BBC News - August 9, 2002)
Horseflies and Meteors (NASA Science News - August 7, 2002)
Discovery May Be Saskatchewan's Largest Meteorite (The Star Phoenix - August 6, 2002)
Stardust Spacecraft Reaches For Cosmic Dust (Jet Propulsion Laboratory - August 6, 2002)
U.S. Military Considers Coordinated Clearinghouse to Monitor and Respond to Asteroid, Comet Threat (space.com - August 5, 2002)
New Comet Hoenig (Sky & Telescope - August 2, 2002)
60 Million-Year-Old Crater Mapped In North Sea (Ananova - July 31, 2002)
Winners of the 2002 Shoemaker NEO Grants Announced (Planetary Society - July 30, 2002)
Look At That Asteroid (2002 NY40) (NASA Science News - July 30, 2002)
Asteroid 2002 NT7: Potential Earth Impact In 2019 Ruled Out (Jet Propulsion Laboratory - July 28, 2002)
Caveat Impactor (NASA Science News - July 26, 2002)
Asteroid 2002 NT7: Low-Probability of Earth Impact in 2019 (Jet Propulsion Laboratory - July 24, 2002)
Asteroid May Hit Earth In 2019 But Don't Panic Yet (Associated Press - July 24, 2002)
The Fragmentation of Comet 57P/du Toit-Neujmin-Delporte (University of Hawaii - July 24, 2002)
Lockheed Martin Instrument To Study Comet Discovered By Santa Cruz Astronomer (Lockheed Martin - July 23, 2002)
True Tally of Asteroids Probably at High End of Estimates (space.com - July 23, 2002)
Dust In 'Earth's Attic' Could Hold Evidence Of Planet's Earliest Life (University of Washington - July 22, 2002)
Tagish Lake Meteorite 'A Gem' (BBC News - July 22, 2002)
Asteroid 2000 PH5: Earth's Annual Visitor (Jet Propulsion Laboratory - July 19, 2002)
Summer Meteor Shower - Perseids (NASA Science News - July 19, 2002)
Rosetta Passes Compatibility Test (European Space Agency - July 17, 2002)
Microphones Tell Asteroids From A-Bombs (Nature Science Update - July 17, 2002)
Interplanetary Superhighway Makes Space Travel Simpler (NASA - July 17, 2002)
Astrophysicists Discover Possible Nanodiamond Formation In The Early Solar System (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - July 11, 2002)
Hunt for Potentially Deadly Asteroids Underfunded, Panel Says (space.com - July 10, 2002)
Diamond Factory: New View of Our Solar System's Youth (space.com - July 10, 2002)
Fireball Sighted Over Oklahoma (The Associate Press - July 9, 2002)
CONTOUR Mission Ops: Earth Orbit to Hibernation (CONTOUR Project - July 8, 2002)
New Spanish Dish Will Aid Interplanetary Communications (Jet Propulsion Laboratory - July 8, 2002)
CONTOUR Spacecraft Launches from Cape Canaveral (NASA - July 3, 2002)
Successfull Deployment Tests For Rosetta (European Space Agency - July 3, 2002)
Protecting the Planet: Q&A with Asteroid Hunter David Morrison (space.com - July 2, 2002)
2002 Comet Awards Announced (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics - July 1, 2002)
JPL Navigators Drive Two-For-One Comet Mission (Jet Propulsion Laboratory - July 1, 2002)

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