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new horizons
2014-12-07 08:31:05

After a voyage of nearly nine years and three billion miles — the farthest any space mission has ever traveled to reach its primary target – NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft came out of hibernation on Saturday for its long-awaited 2015 encounter with the Pluto system.

Kuiper Belt object
2014-10-16 05:54:06

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

Rosetta orbiter
2014-09-05 06:45:20

A NASA instrument aboard the European Space Agency’s (ESA's) Rosetta orbiter has successfully made its first delivery of science data from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

2014-08-25 16:20:12

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has traversed the orbit of Neptune.

2014-08-21 12:21:57

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media and the public are invited to attend two events Monday, Aug. 25 from 1-3 p.m.

NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Less Than A Year From Pluto Flyby
2014-07-15 09:44:15

NASA says the spacecraft New Horizons is only one year away from Pluto, slated to make an historic flyby on July 14, 2015 and give Earthlings never before seen images of the distant world.

Rosetta at Comet
2014-06-10 16:21:28

Three NASA science instruments aboard the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft, which is set to become the first to orbit a comet and land a probe on its nucleus, are beginning observations and sending science data back to Earth.

2014-04-30 08:21:14

Gift givers can now say "Happy Mother's Day" in a way that's truly out of this world BOULDER, Colo., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Uwingu, a company helping people personally connect

2014-04-15 23:11:51

The latest in Osteoporosis Risk Assessment and Treatment was discussed with Primary Care practitioners at the 8th Annual Spring CME (Continuing Medical Education) Conference held by the Continuing


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