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NASA Mars Orbiters Unharmed During Sunday Afternoons Comet

NASA Mars Orbiters Unharmed During Sunday Afternoon's Comet Flyby

Mars Odyssey, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) orbiter were all in good shape following comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring’s flyby of the Red Planet...

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Your Chance To Name A Comet Landing Site

ESA and its Rosetta mission partners are inviting you to suggest a name for the site where lander Philae will touch down on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on 12 November.

Cosmic Jets Of Young Stars Formed By Magnetic Fields

International team of researchers uses laser light and intense magnetic fields to simulate astrophysical jets in the lab.

Wobbly Saturn Moon May Harbor Liquid Ocean Beneath Its

Saturn’s moon Mimas is known for a resemblance to the Death Star from Star Wars, but that’s not the moon’s most unique attribute: The moon actually wobbles significantly in its orbit around Saturn.

New Commercial Rocket Descent Data May Help NASA with Future

NASA successfully captured thermal images of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on its descent after it launched in September from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Cassini Caught In Hyperions Particle Beam

A new analysis of data from NASA's Cassini mission has revealed that, during a 2005 flyby of Saturn's moon Hyperion, the spacecraft was briefly bathed in a beam of electrons coming from the moon's electrostatically charged surface.

NASA Spacecraft Provides New Information About Suns

NASA's IRIS mission has provided scientists with five new findings into how the sun’s atmosphere, or corona, is heated far hotter than its surface, what causes the sun’s constant outflow of particles called the solar wind, and what mechanisms accelerate particles that power solar flares.

Sierra Nevada Sues To Force NASA Partners To Stop Work On

Privately-owned space transport firm Sierra Nevada Corporation has filed a federal lawsuit in its latest challenge to NASA contracts awarded to Boeing and SpaceX in September, various media outlets are reporting.

First Ice Giant Planet Found In Another Solar System

Our view of other solar systems just got a little more familiar, with the discovery of a planet 25,000 light-years away that resembles our own Uranus.

MESSENGER Provides First Optical Images Of Ice Near Mercurys

NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft has provided the first optical images of ice and other frozen volatile materials within permanently shadowed craters near Mercury's north pole.

NASAs Hubble Finds Extremely Distant Galaxy Through Cosmic

Peering through a giant cosmic magnifying glass, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a tiny, faint galaxy -- one of the farthest galaxies ever seen. The diminutive object is estimated to be more than 13 billion light-years away.

Kuiper Belt Targets For New Horizons Mission

Three new Kuiper Belt objects that could possibly be visited by the New Horizons spacecraft have been uncovered by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Rosetta Mission Touchdown Site Confirmed ESA Green-Lights

The ESA announced on Wednesday that, following a comprehensive readiness review, the Rosetta mission’s Philae probe had been given the green light to attempt a landing on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko next month.

Why Do Some Galaxies Flourish While Others Dont

What makes one rose bush blossom with flowers, while another remains barren? Astronomers ask a similar question of galaxies, wondering how some flourish with star formation and others barely bloom.

Inside The Milky Way And Its Central Black Hole

UCSB astrophysicist uses data gathered by a Russian spacecraft to bring science one step closer to figuring out the mysteries of our galaxy’s core.

PBS MAKERS Series Highlights Women In Space

For decades, women have played critical roles in spaceflight. From the early Human Computers at NASA Langley Research Center to today’s student engineers, women contribute to the mission.

APEX Reveals Hidden Star Formation In The Spiderweb Galaxy

Galaxy clusters are the largest objects in the Universe held together by gravity but their formation is not well understood.

Discovery Of Benesov Meteorites 20 Years After The Bolide

Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing the spectacular discovery of meteorite fragments 20 years after the corresponding bolide was seen in the skies of the Czech Republic.

NASAs MAVEN Mission Gives Us Its First Glimpse Of The

MASA's Mars MAVEN spacecraft has provided its first look at a storm of energetic solar particles and produced ultraviolet images of the tenuous oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon coronas surrounding the Red Planet.

MIT Researchers Cast Doubts On Feasibility Of Mars One

An independent evaluation of the Mars One project, a Netherlands-based effort to establish the first human colony on the Red Planet by the year 2025, suggests the project is likely to fail unless new technologies are developed to help keep residents alive.

NASA Invites Public to Participate in SkyScience for Earth

NASA is inviting people around the globe to step outside during Earth Science Week, Oct. 12-18, observe the sky and share their observations as citizen scientists.


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