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Space News Archive - November 08, 2011

NASA will host a media teleconference at 11 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Nov. 9, to discuss a new field campaign season on one of Antarctica's "hottest" spots: the rapidly-melting Pine Island Glacier.

Cassini Flyby Focuses On Saturn's Moon Enceladus

Saturn's moon Enceladus shows its icy face and famous plumes in raw, unprocessed images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its successful flyby on Nov. 6, 2011.

NASA Captures Image Of Large Asteroid Passing Earth

NASA's Deep Space Network antenna in Goldstone, Calif. has captured new radar images of Asteroid 2005 YU55 passing close to Earth.

Massive Asteroid Approaching Near Earth On Tuesday

NASA reports that a massive asteroid (2005 YU55) will make a rare fly-by of Earth today. The asteroid will make its closest approach to Earth at 3:28 p.m. PST.

Image 1 - Proba-1 Celebrates 10 Years Of Charting Earth's Radiation Belts

ESA’s Proba-1 recently celebrated its tenth birthday in orbit. Kept busy as an Earth-observing mission, the microsatellite has also been building a detailed picture of changes in our planet’s radiation belts.

Clear Forecast For Weather-monitoring Mission

International partners are looking ahead to Europe's second polar-orbiting mission dedicated to operational meteorology – MetOp-B is set for launch next May.

NASA has selected Vantage Partners LLC of Lanham, Md., to provide engineering and scientific services to the Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.

GALEX Finds Stellar Extremophiles

Researchers using a NASA space telescope named GALEX have discovered a new kind of extremophile: extreme-loving stars.

Image 1 - NASA Adding Unmanned Flight Test To Orion Spacecraft

NASA said on Tuesday that it plans to add an unmanned flight test of the Orion spacecraft in 2014 to its contract with Lockheed Martin Space Systems.