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Finding the next earth just got one step easier. A new NASA instrument designed to study dust in the so-called habitable zone around a star may help future missions centered around capturing images of planets similar to Earth.
A special issue of the journal Science, to be published Jan. 23, 2015, reveals details about the shape, evolution and lifespan of comet 67P-Churyumov/Gerasimenko.
The discovery was made when astronomers and engineers devised an ingenious way to repurpose Kepler for the K2 mission and continue its search of the cosmos for other worlds.
Images from NASA’s Dawn Mission have been used to create a series of high-resolution geological maps of the large asteroid Vesta, revealing the variety of surface features in unprecedented detail.
NASA's InSight mission has begun the assembly, test and launch operations (ATLO) phase of its development, on track for a March 2016 launch to Mars.
With the Rosetta orbiter and Philae lander set to make history on November 12 by attempting to land on Comet 67P, researchers from The Open University have compiled a timeline of previous comet-related missions.
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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.
NASA's extensive fleet of science assets, particularly those orbiting and roving Mars, have front row seats to image and study a once-in-a-lifetime comet flyby on Sunday, Oct. 19.
NEAR-Shoemaker Mission -- The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous - Shoemaker (NEAR Shoemaker), renamed after its launch in honor of Gene Shoemaker, is an unmanned spacecraft designed to study the near-Earth asteroid Eros from close orbit over a period of a year. The primary scientific objectives of NEAR were to return data on the bulk properties, composition, mineralogy, morphology, internal mass distribution and magnetic field of Eros. Secondary objectives include studies of regolith...
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