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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.

Vesta's Hidden Attractions Provided By Dawn
2013-12-17 08:01:02

Some beauty is revealed only at a second glance. When viewed with the human eye, the giant asteroid Vesta, which was the object of scrutiny by the Dawn spacecraft from 2011 to 2012, is quite unspectacular color-wise.

MESSENGER Spacecraft Completes 1,000 Earth Days Orbiting Mercury
2013-12-12 07:50:42

Later today, the MESSENGER spacecraft will have completed 1,000 Earth days of flight operations in orbit around Mercury.

Protecting Earth From Asteroids Using Stardust
2013-11-18 17:41:17

A new research program is bringing experts together to help protect our planet from asteroids that could become catastrophes.

Approaching Comets ISON And Encke Pose For NASA's MESSENGER
2013-11-14 14:24:57

NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft helped snag a few images of comets ISON and Encke as they are making their way closer to Mercury and the Sun, where they will be much brighter and more readily visible to amateur astronomers.

2013-11-01 10:30:54

NASA will video stream a news briefing at 10:15 a.m. PST (1:15 p.m. EST) Monday, Nov. 4, to announce new results from the agency's Kepler mission.

Explanet Same Size As Earth
2013-10-30 16:15:10

The astronomers who discovered the exoplanet Kepler 78b have made another startling discovery: the planet’s mass is roughly the same as our own.

Juno Has Exited Safe Mode
2013-10-24 09:14:44

As of Oct. 17, Juno was approximately 4.4 million miles (7.1 million kilometers) from Earth. The one-way radio signal travel time between Earth and Juno is currently about 24 seconds.

2013-09-20 23:01:49

The NASA/JPL/UMD Deep Impact spacecraft ends its missions, but leaves a powerful, UMD-led legacy of scientific discovery. College Park, MD (PRWEB) September


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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Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).