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Space News Archive - May 29, 2012

CryoSat Maps The Ocean Floor

CryoSat was launched in 2010 to measure sea-ice thickness in the Arctic, but data from the Earth-observing satellite have also been exploited for other studies.

Newly Found Asteroid Passes Earth At Safe Distance

In the early hours Tuesday morning a newly-discovered asteroid whizzed by Earth at a relatively safe distance of 14,000 miles, also posing no danger to communication satellites in orbit.

Be Prepared For Manhattanhenge! May 29-20

On Tuesday evening, residences and onlookers in Manhattan will be treated to a sunset spectacle known as Manhattanhenge.

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NASA has been in the field of space sciences for 53-years, but the space agency may be diving into the world of cosmetics unexpectedly.