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Space Sunflower Could One Day Help Snap Pictures Of Planets
2014-03-21 10:52:53

A spacecraft that looks like a giant sunflower might one day be used to acquire images of Earth-like rocky planets around nearby stars.

Small Asteroid Will Safely Pass Earth
2014-03-06 12:52:56

An asteroid about 25 feet (8 meters) across will safely pass Earth at about 1:21 p.m. PST (4:21 p.m. EST) today, March 6, approaching us six times closer than the moon.

2014-03-06 08:20:58

BOULDER, Colo., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

Comet Find Is NEOWISE's First Since Activation
2014-03-01 06:14:41

NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer spacecraft has spotted a never-before-seen comet - its first such discovery since coming out of hibernation late last year.

2014-02-21 16:20:08

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a news teleconference at 1 p.m. EST, Wednesday, Feb.

Mars Mission Agreement Signed By NASA And French Space Agency
2014-02-11 10:47:06

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Jean-Yves Le Gall, president of the National Center of Space Studies of France (CNES), signed an implementing agreement Monday for cooperation on a future NASA Mars lander called the Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy, and Heat Transport (InSight) mission.

Planet's Wild Ride Caught By Kepler Space telescope
2014-02-05 05:09:28

NASA’s Kepler space telescope has located a new planet that wobbles wildly on its axis much like a spinning toy top, with its tilt varying by as much as 30 degrees over an 11 year span.

Asteroid Hunter Reactivated, Returns First Images
2013-12-20 05:09:27

NEOWISE has returned to service, and has sent its first set of test images back to Earth in preparation for a renewed mission.


Latest Discovery program Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

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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