Astronomers: Win $35000 From NASA
March 18, 2014 | NASA
"NASA’s Asteroid Data Hunter contest series will offer $35,000 in awards over the next six months to citizen scientists who develop improved algorithms that can be used to identify asteroids."
Related: Google Map of Asteroid Impacts
Images and Data from an Asteroid Visit
September 29, 2013 | NASA
In 2011 and 2012, NASA's Dawn spacecraft orbited the giant asteroid Vesta. This was an opportunity for researchers to get close-up observations to compare with the information they obtained from ground and satellite observations. They now have an article titled: "Dawn Reality-Checks Telescope Studies of Asteroids".
The Asteroid Sensor
April 16, 2013 | NASA
"An infrared sensor that could improve NASA's future detecting and tracking of asteroids and comets has passed a critical design test." Quoted from the NASA press release.